“Japan acknowledges the critical importance of CTSAMVM monitoring functions and activities for promoting the implementation of the peace agreement and achieving durable peace and stability in South Sudan”- His Excellency the Japanese Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, Tsutsumi Naohiro
March 23, 2023, Juba–South Sudan: The government of Japan has donated financial support to the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring and Verification Mechanism which will help reduce the acute budget deficit that the mechanism is currently facing.
The assistance affirms Japan’s commitment to ensuring CTSAM-VM continues to conduct its critical mission of monitoring and verifying the implementation of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA).
Lt General Asrat expressed gratitude to the Japanese Government, and in particular, the Japanese Embassy in Juba, South Sudan, for the unwavering support rendered to CTSAMVM.
“We at CTSAMVM are delighted that we continue having your financial support even at this critical period of the peace process.”
CTSAMVM also appreciates their continued support showing yet another demonstration of the Japanese government’s strong commitment towards the support of the ongoing peace process and the implementation of the R-ARCSS.
CTSAMVM hopes that Japan will continue supporting the mechanism in order to continue its operations during the implementation of its mandate in South Sudan.
CTSAMVM has Monitoring and Verification Teams (MVTs) located in 9 of the most conflict-affected areas of the country. The MVTs patrol their areas of responsibility and gather information on potential violations of the agreement, which they immediately report to their headquarters in Juba for further action.