Saturday, January 9, 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement for Sudan. The agreement put an end to the longest civil war in African history. Now, one year ahead of the referendum on self-determination for Southern Sudan, the peace process is in a very challenging phase.
In a joint statement made in connection with the fifth anniversary, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urge all parties in Sudan to adhere to the peace plan. In what is known as the troika, Norway is cooperating closely with the UK and the US on keeping the peace process in Sudan on track.
As the three foreign ministers put it: “Despite the progress that has been made, all parties must be ready to redouble their efforts in 2010.”
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs