Japan gives $ 0.5 million to ceasefire body for gender based activities

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[Juba, South Sudan, TCT]- On Monday, the Japanese government through its embassy in Juba donated $500,000 USD to aid activities of the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM).

CTSAMM’s Chairperson, Major General Ibrahim Abdeljeili, paid a courtesy visit to the Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, Mr. Seiji Okada, to receive the funds strictly meant to support the peace process in the world’s youngest nation.

The Ambassador underlined the recognition of the critical importance of CTSAMM’s activities in achieving peace in South Sudan and expressed his hope that Tokyo is committed in helping Juba to bring peace and stability. The Japanese envoy said, the funds will enable CTSAMM to carry out its mandate of monitoring the continued cease-fire violations in the country.

“The funding will enhance efforts to conduct outreach with civil society and other stakeholders with specific focus on addressing gender issues”, Abdeljeili said in a statement.

The diplomat noted that, the funds will also be used to acquire vehicles and communication tools as well as other necessary resources for the truce monitory body to execute its work in various field locations.

On his part, Gen. Abdeljeili expressed appreciation to the people of Japan for their commitment and continued contribution to reconstruct South Sudan to achieve stability.

The government of Japan also contributed $3.6 million USD to IGAD to support the political process in South Sudan, including support to High Level Revitalization Forum.

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