JMEC WELCOMES GOVERNMENT’S ACCEPTANCE OF COMPROMISE ARRANGEMENTS FOR RETURN OF THE FIRST VICE PRESIDENT DESIGNATE


22 April 2016 JUBA: The JMEC Chairperson, Mr. Festus G. Mogae, Former President of the Republic of Botswana, welcomed today the decision by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to accept the 21 April compromise proposal on arrangements for return of the First Vice President-designate made by the regional and international members of JMEC.

The Chairperson said: ‘I am in receipt of a letter from the Government’s Chief Negotiator, in which the Government accepts that the SPLM/A (IO) transport from Gambella twenty PKM machine guns and twenty RPG rocket launchers, in addition to the individual weapons of the 195 accompanying personnel. I welcome this concession by the Government, following yesterday’s acceptance by the SPLM/A (IO) of the compromise proposal. It is now vital that the First Vice President-designate returns to Juba tomorrow and the Transitional Government of National Unity
is formed immediately upon his arrival. No further delay is tolerable.’

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