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Tsutsumi Naohiro, Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan [Photo: Japanese Embassy]

Ceasefire monitors secure over $400,000 from Japan

The government of Japan has donated 498,574 U.S dollars to the Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM)- the body monitoring the ceasefire in South Sudan.

Tsutsumi Naohiro, Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan said the assistance will help reduce the acute budget deficit that has recently paralyzed activities of CTSMAVM.

“Japan acknowledges the critical importance of CTSAMVM and activities for promoting the implementation of the peace agreement, and achieving durable peace and stability in South Sudan,” Naohiro said in a statement issued in Juba on Thursday.

Lt. Gen. Asrat Denero Amad, the Chairperson for CTSAMVM expressed his gratitude to the Japanese government for the unwavering support rendered to the ceasefire monitors.

“We at CTSAMVM are delighted that we continue having your financial support even at this critical period of the peace process,” Amad said.

Amad said that he hopes the Japanese government will continue supporting the mechanism in order to continue its operations.

On July 15 2022, the U.S government cut off its financial support for RJMEC and CTSAMVM due to lack of progress on the implementation of the 2018 revitalized peace agreement. National members of CTSAMVM recently went on strike due to the government’s failure to pay allowances due to them f

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