Juba, 22 Feb. 2020: when First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar took the stage, he recalled the difficult moment he endorsed in 2016, and thank the Congolese government.
“First, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the people of South Sudan for abstaining peace, and I assure you we will continue to work for peace, “said Machar.
"I thank the international community for working tirelessly to bring peace in South Sudan, I thank president Kiir for reverting the country to 10 states, I thank the prime of Ethiopia for my released from South Africa, and also DR Congo for provision of protection while I was in Congo." said the new first vice president.
I want to assure you that, for the people of South Sudan, we will work together to end their sufferings said the first vice president.
First Vice President Machar also thank the two forces for maintaining the ceasefire by silencing their guns since September 2018.
Machar further said, “The formation of this government gives us hope for a new impetus towards the end of the suffering of the people and a path to lasting peace. said Riek Machar.
"I want to reiterate my commitment and that of SPLA-IO that we will continue to work in close partnership with his excellency president Kiir to implement the peace agreement."
The Kenyan envoy Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka convey greetings from President Uhuru Kenyatta, and said, "We have a great historical tight with the people of South Sudan,"
He thanked President Kiir for making historical painful decisions to returned the country to a peaceful state, and he assured the people of South Sudan with Kenyan unwavering support.
The Kenyan Presidential envoy to war-torn South Sudan said, President Kiir has secured his place in the history of South Sudan.
He further asked the international community to lift the sanctions imposed on some individuals including not least Taban Deng Gai.
when the time came for Ugandan representative, Ugandan prime minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda reassured the people of South Sudan with Ugandan and particular President Museveni's support towards the world's youngest nation.
Ugandan President Museveni through his Prime minister Dr. Rugunda congratulates first vice president Dr. Riek and the three vice presidents for making a compromise to reach a final peace agreement.
Ugandan Prime Minister calls for holdout groups not to be left out, but rather sign the agreement to join the big mainstream.
He asked the international community to lift all forms of sanctions and he further assured Kiir for Uganda’s unwavering support.