The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission – JMEC plans to hold high level consultations in light of the recent developments in South Sudan.
“The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) is following carefully the recent political developments in and about South Sudan. In light of these developments, the JMEC intends to resume meetings of its members in Juba as soon as is feasible,” JMEC said in a statement released on Wednesday.
On Monday, JMEC chairperson Festus Mogae, met with President Salva Kiir, as well as General Taban Deng and two SPLM/iO members.
JMEC has described the meeting with President Salva Kiir as productive.
“Among the key points discussed during the productive meeting with President Kiir was his willingness to consider the deployment of a regional protection force in accordance with the recommendations of the IGAD Plus Summit and the Summit of African Union Leaders.”
Festus Mogae, stressed that JMEC is only interested to see a solution that promotes peace and a return to normality as well as security in South Sudan.
Mogae emphasized that JMEC’s mandate demands that it remains balanced and impartial in all matters.
On Tuesday, Festus Mogae held meetings with IGAD Chairperson, H. E. Haile Mariam Desalegn, to discuss the latest developments and the way forward for South Sudan.
He acknowledged that the recent developments in South Sudan are complex and should be deliberated upon by the JMEC members, both the South Sudanese and our International Partners.
Festus Mogae met with the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the United Nations and other concerned parties to discuss the political impasse at this sensitive and difficult time for South Sudan.
The Chairman plans to convene high level discussions before making representations in front of the United Nations Security Council in August.