Courtesy Call to CTSAMVM by Diplomats from Australia and New Zealand

October 19, 2022 Juba – South Sudan: The Second Secretary, Australian Embassy Ethiopia, Dylan Jones-Virma and the Chargée d’Affaires, New Zealand Embassy, Ethiopia, Olivia Owen paid a courtesy call to CTSAMVM today.

The Chairperson, Lt Gen Asrat Denero on behalf of CTSAMVM welcomed the two diplomats and expressed gratitude to the Australian Government, and in particular, the Australian Embassy in Juba, for the firm support accorded to CTSAMVM over the past few years.

He added that he hopes the visit will open doors for further engagement between CTSAMVM and New Zealand.

Lt Gen Asrat further said that despite challenges CTSAMVM is facing, the mechanism has continued to implement its mandate due to support from donors.

“CTSAMVM has been able to continue its operations during the implementation of its mandate in South Sudan due to your financial and political support. It is therefore, a big privilege to be hosting you today. Your government’s strong commitment towards the support of the ongoing peace process and the implementation of the R-ARCSS is massive. This is greatly appreciated.”

The diplomats were briefed on the history and mandate of CTSAMVM, CTSAMVM operational activities and challenges, the progress of the implementation of the peace agreement (R-ARCSS), and the current security situation within CTSAMVM Areas of Responsibility.

CTSAMVM continues to play a critical role in the peace process and continue to monitor and verify compliance and reporting on the progress of the implementation of chapter 2 of the revitalized peace agreement in South Sudan.