EU calls for implementation on pending tasks

EU calls for implementation on pending tasks
EU Ambassador to South Sudan, Christian Bader. [Photo: Courtesy]

The European Union Ambassador to South Sudan, Christian Bader, blamed the “internal factors” for the delay in the implementation of the peace process where some issues are yet to be met.

Bader was addressing the people during the graduation of the unified forces on Tuesday in Juba.

He hailed the graduation of the forces as a significant step on the difficult road to peace and the intricate process that will hopefully allow the people of South Sudan at the end of the transitional period to reclaim power after so many years by choosing their leaders.

“The condition for this process is to create the legal and political conditions for much-needed stability and step by step by respecting the rights of every South Sudanese man and woman, civilian and military refugees, and internally displaced persons,” he said.

He said that having a well-functional force does not end at just graduating the forces—there is a need for logistical preparations.

“If we want to unify the forces that have been graduated today to perform their duties, further challenges have to be overcome by providing all over the country the requested logistics, mobilizing the necessary financial resources, and keeping the unified forces together.”

“Make sure that the intended training activities are carried out by providing the different elements of the unified forces with clearly defined sustainable missions.”

The European Union is a key international partner in South Sudan. The European Union has proven to be a dependable and consistent supporter of a free, independent, and prosperous South Sudan and is also committed to universal values of peace and human rights.

He stated that the EU and its member states were on the side of the people of South Sudan long before independence and that they remained fully committed to assisting in the people’s liberation.