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Russia hopes reconciliation in South Sudan leads to lasting peace - Foreign Ministry

January 24, 2014, 19:19 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, January 24. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia hopes that reconciliation in South Sudan will ensure a lasting peace and stability in the country, the Foreign Ministry reported.

“We express satisfaction with reports from Addis Ababa saying a ceasefire agreement was signed between the South Sudanese government and supporters of former president Riek Machar Teny on January 23. We hope that the agreements aimed at terminating military actions, freezing armed units and contributing to the delivery of humanitarian assistance will be implemented,” the ministry said.

It lauded “a decision on creating observer groups on realising the agreements”. Russia “hopes that the agreements will be an important step towards starting a constructive political dialogue between the warring parties and ensuring a lasting peace and stability in South Sudan”, the ministry added.

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