Egypt witnesses signing of updated matrix for Juba Peace Agreement

Ahram Online , Tuesday 21 Feb 2023

Egypt’s Ambassador to South Sudan Moataz Abdel-Qader witnessed the signing on Saturday of an updated matrix to implement the 2020 Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) between the Sudanese government and various armed groups.

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Egyptian Ambassador to South Sudan Moataz Abdel-Qader (second from right) witnesses the signing of the new matrix to implement the Juba Peace Agreement. Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


The Sudanese government signed on Sunday a new matrix for the implementation of the 2020 peace agreement with several opposition groups under the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) at the conclusion of a workshop in Juba on 13 February to discuss pathways for implementing the deal.

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and head of Sudan's Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, as well as a number of representatives from guarantor countries, attended the meeting.

Ambassador Abdel-Qader had witnessed the signing of the Juba Peace Agreement in October 2020, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday.

In a speech during the signing ceremony, Abdel-Qader extended El-Sisi’s congratulations on the success of the workshop, noting that the Egyptian president appreciates the efforts made by South Sudan under Kiir to support security and stability in sisterly Sudan.

The ambassador also highlighted Egypt’s full support for the sincere efforts made in this regard, stressing Egypt’s readiness to endorse all efforts to unify the Sudanese stances and bring back security and peace to Sudan.

The landmark peace deal signed by Sudan's government and rebel leaders in 2020 in Juba has aimed to end decades-long conflicts in the coutry.

The signing ceremony was attended by Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.

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