Sudan Urged To Withdraw Its Forces Immediately

Hon. Nhial Deng Nyial speaking to press in Juba [©Gurtong]

Hon. Nhial Deng Nyial speaking to press in Juba [©Gurtong]

The South Sudanese Foreign Minister, Mr. Nhial Deng Nyial yesterday released an official statement, calling his counterpart in Khartoum to withdraw its forces from its territory at Jaw payam in Unity State.

The South Sudanese Foreign Minister, Mr. Nhial Deng Nyial yesterday released an official statement, calling his counterpart in Khartoum to withdraw its forces from its territory at Jaw payam in Unity State.

Nyial said South Sudan is committed to resolving any differences with Sudan through diplomatic approaches and reiterated its commitment to the agreed treaties signed earlier between the two countries.

“South Sudan urges the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to call upon the Government of the Republic of Sudan to live up to its previous commitments and responsibilities under the International law and Regional responsibilities,” Nyial said.

“We are also calling on the UNSC to tell the Government of Sudan to immediately withdraw its invading forces from Jaw payam, release the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, (SPLA) soldiers taken as prisoners of war at Um-Dolwich and to cease the act of aggression that has escalated early resumption of conflicts,” he added.

“We also urge the international community to exert more pressure on the Government of Sudan to respect the sovereignty of the Republic of South Sudan and its territorial integrity,” Nyial further explained.

The Sudan Armed Forces, (SAF) last Saturday attacked and occupied Jaw sub county area in Unity State of South Sudan. This is the latest insecurity threat imposed by SAF on South Sudan after the 28 November incidence where SAF allegedly attacked Um-Dolwich Agricultural Scheme in Renk County, Upper Nile State and killed four SPLA solders. 

The South Sudan National Assembly (SSNA) has so far summoned three national ministers among them the Defence Minister to answer questions on the rising insecurity in the country.

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