Khartoum, Aug. 5 (SUNA)- The South Sudanese political leader, Dr. Riek Machar, said that he was eager to the moment of signing a peace agreement and waited much for it, expressing thanks for President Omer Al-Bashir for his wisdom and role for realizing peace between the South Sudanese parties and earlier between Sudan and South Sudan. In an address he gave during the signing of agreement on the outstanding issues of governance and security arrangements in South Sudan State Sunday at the Friendship Hall, Dr. Machar said that this day has witnessed the signing of agreement that led to joy all over South Sudan and world-wide.
He expressed his congratulation to President Al-Bashir and his colleagues who supported him, especially the IGAD Chairman, the Ethiopian Prime Minister and the President of Uganda for their efforts to realize peace in South Sudan. Dr. Machar has called on the governments of the IGAD member states, the African Union and the international community to continue helping South Sudan State implementing the peace agreement. He stressed the importance of commitment of all parties to implementing the peace agreement, describing this day which has witnessed the signing of the peace agreement as a great day for South Sudan and the countries at the region. “We have no choice other than peace especially that the region needs peace, and it is the guarantor for the agreement with all its clauses”, he said. MO