FVP- Taban Deng speech to the UNGA

“Our focus for the remaining months of the transitional period is to ensure that adequate preparation and creation of conducive environment for these elections are at the forefront of our priorities.”

First Vice President Taban Deng Gai says the government has a responsibility to return peace and ensure its citizens are able to choose their next leaders through free, fair and credible elections.

In his address to the UN General Assembly in New York on Saturday, Taban Deng Gai also called for a ‘new and balanced approach’ for effective peacebuilding, saying it is important to incentivize peace and stability through development, stabilization and recovery initiatives.

The First Vice President also reaffirmed the government’s commitment to fully cooperate and comply with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in easing the deployment of the 4,000-strong Regional Protection Force that was authorized last year by the UN Security Council to bolster security in and around the national capital, Juba.

On the National Dialogue, Taban Deng Gai described the initiative as ‘one of many efforts’ geared towards realizing sustainable peace.

Source radio miraya

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