The EU is concerned about delaying the implementation of the peace agreement in Sudan

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On Sunday, the European Union Mission in Sudan expressed its concern over the delay in implementing some aspects of the Juba Peace Agreement signed in the capital, Juba, on 3 October 2020.

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This came in a statement by the European Mission in Sudan on the occasion of the first anniversary of the signing of the peace agreement in Sudan.

The statement said: “The European Union commends the signatories to the Juba Agreement and the efforts made so far to implement some of the elements of the agreement.

Including positive steps taken in the field of transitional justice.

“However, we are concerned about the delay in implementing many other aspects of this agreement.

Especially since the situation in war-affected and marginalized areas has not changed for decades, and peace dividends have not yet reached most Sudanese.”

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It added, “Therefore, the European Union, as a witness to this agreement, urges the signatories to compensate for the delays through the formation of the joint forces.

Expedite the implementation of security arrangements, and the establishment of the institutions stipulated in the terms of the agreement (which are the commissions: peace, elections, constitution-making, and anti-corruption).

On August 10, the head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, announced that “the implementation of the security arrangements will be initiated immediately.”

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To consolidate the values ​​of peaceful and social coexistence among the components of society, without specifying a definitive date for that.

The establishment of peace is one of the most prominent files on the table of the government of Abdullah Hamdok, and it is the first government since the army leadership was dismissed.

On April 11, 2019, Omar al-Bashir from the presidency (1989-2019) was under pressure from popular protests against his rule.

Since August 21, 2019, Sudan has been going through a 53-month transitional period that ends with holding elections in early 2024.

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During which power is shared by the army, the “Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change” and armed movements that signed a peace agreement with Khartoum on 3 October.