Uganda Saturday joined regional leaders in Juba, South Sudan, to witness the signing of the Sudan Peace Deal.
The agreement is aimed at ending years of conflict and suffering in Sudan.
On behalf of HE Kaguta Museveni, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda saluted the parties to the agreement.
He wished them success in implementing it.
The deal between Sudan’s transitional government and several rebel groups was witnessed by a mammoth crowd at Dr. John Garang Mausoleum.
The agreement includes protocols for security, land ownership, transitional justice, power-sharing and the return of refugees.
Gen. Abdlfatah Alburhan, the chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Council signed on behalf of the Sudanese transitional government, Khamis Abdl-gader on behalf of the Sudanese Coalition, Mini Arko Manawi for Sudan Liberation Force, Al-Tahir Abubaker for the Liberation Force.
Dr. Jaberil Ibrahim Mohamad signed for the Justice and Equality, Malik Agar Ayer for SPLM-north, Khalid Idriss for the People’s United Front for Liberation and Justice, Osama Saeed for Beja Conference, Mohamad Dawod Bandag for the Sudanese Gosh Movement, and Mohamad Said Ahamed for the North Coalition.
The guarantors are President Salva Kiir, the President of Chad Marshall Idriss Dibbi, and the United Arab Emirates.
Regional head of states including President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia, President Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia, President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, and President Idriss Déby of Chad witnessed the signing.
However, two armed movements have not signed the current deal.
They include a faction of the Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Abdel Wahil Muhammed al-Nur and a faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North — SPLM-N led by Abdelaziz al-Hilu.