EU condemns hostilities in South Sudan
The EU joins IGAD Council of Ministers in condemning the repeated violations of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostiles in South Sudan (ACOH). These violations, perpetrated by the major stakeholders, include the killings of civilians, sexual violence and recruitment of child soldiers.
“Those who seek to spoil the search for peace in South Sudan should know that there will be consequences, including the imposition of restrictive measures. Fighting must stop. The EU expects on all parties to abide by the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostiles and engage meaningfully in the second phase of the High Level Revitalization Forum” – the statement of European External Action Service says.
The EU confirms it will continue supporting monitoring monitoring mechanism. “Timely reporting will allow that appropriate action can be taken against those who violate the agreement” – the EEAS ensures. The EU also reaffirms its commitment to support the search for peace in South Sudan.