President Kiir issued presidential order declaring permanent ceasefire

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[JUBA, South Sudan] The President of the Republic of South Sudan, H. E. Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued a presidential order this Thursday declaring permanent ceasefire in the country.

[JUBA, South Sudan] The President of the Republic of South Sudan, H. E. Salva Kiir Mayardit has issued a presidential order this Thursday declaring permanent ceasefire in the country.

The order number 35 declaring permanent ceasefire after signing peace yesterday is seen as a sign of commitment from the government to implement peace.

In his order, the president said cession of hostilities is an important step for the implementation of compromise peace agreement.

According to the order, “SPLA forces should withdraw to their barracks. The SPLA forces should fire back only on defense when their positions are being attacked.”

The order instructs SPLA forces at frontlines to move back in to their barracks.

President Kiir reaffirms his commitment to implement the compromise peace agreement. He said his commitment to peace is illustrated by declaring permanent ceasefire before 72 hours as recommended in the agreement.

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