The regional and international partners of JMEC met on 22 April 2016 to discuss the extraordinary meeting of JMEC, held on 21 April in Juba.The partners expressed their deep appreciation to the Government of the Republic of South Sudan for its decision to accept the compromise proposal, for the sake of peace.
They also welcomed the decision by the SPLM/A (IO) to accept the compromise proposal, and underscored the necessity of First Vice-President designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny to uphold his commitment to return to Juba no later than 23 April.
The partners reiterated their strong objection to the introduction of new conditions. Partners recognized the positive role played by the Chairperson of JMEC HE Festus G. Mogae and the AU High Representative HE Alpha Oumar Konaré and commended their efforts dedicated to the formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity.
Partners reaffirmed their resolve to continue to jointly accompany the peace process and urge all parties involved to work tirelessly and collectively towards sustainable peace in South Sudan