THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN
Ministry of Cabinet Affairs
Office of the Minister
The Response of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) of the Republic of South Sudan to the Communiqué of the Heads of State and Government of the IGAD Plus on the Situation in the Republic of South Sudan (Tuesday, 26th July, 2016, Juba).
South Sudan’s coat of arms, in which the eagle symbolizes vision, strength, resilience and majesty, and the shield and spear the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it.
July 31, 2016 (SSB) — The Council of Ministers of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) listened, in its Regular Meeting No. 09/2016 on Friday the 22nd July 2016, to a report prepared by Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial, Senior Presidential Advisor and presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on the Communiqué of IGAD Heads of State and Government of the IGAD Plus on the Situation in South Sudan during the 27th African Union Summit held from the 10th to the 18th July 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.
The TGoNU Council of Ministers notes the IGAD Heads of State and Government reference to the Communiqué of the 56thExtra-Ordinary Session of the IGAD Council of Ministers, issued in Nairobi on 11th July 2016, and the report and recommendations of the Chairperson of JMEC as well as the briefing and recommendations of the AU High Level Representative for South Sudan, to strengthen the collaborative arrangements envisaged in the creation of the IGAD Plus to reach its resolutions on South Sudan.
The TGoNU conveys its appreciation to the Heads of State and Government of the IGAD Plus, all the participants of the 27th African Union (AU) Summit, the IGAD Council of Ministers and the Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) for their concern and consistent commitment to help South Sudan out of its crisis. The TGoNU Council of Ministers, however, makes the following response to same aspects of the aforementioned communiqué.