Title: British Embassy in Juba:UK strongly condemns unwarranted detention of monitoring team
Author: SudaneseOnline Press Release
Date: 08-26-2014, 04:08 PM
26 August 2014
UK strongly condemns unwarranted detention of monitoring team
“The UK strongly condemns the unwarranted detention of the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) team as the team went about its legitimate business in Mayom County, South Sudan on 23 August 2014. The UK also regrets the death of a member of the team during the incident and looks forward to a swift and transparent investigation into what occurred.
The MVM has a critical role to play in bringing peace and stability to South Sudan. All parties have committed to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) signed in Addis Ababa on 23 January 2014. We call on all parties to respect that agreement. Interference with or impediments to movement of the MVM are a clear violation of the COHA.
The UK remains committed to the people of South Sudan and to supporting the efforts of IGAD to bring the peace and stability they deserve.”
For further information, contact:
Charles Luganya Ronyo, Political and Press Officer: +211 912396374; +211 959200013; mailto:[email protected]@fco.gov.uk