The Norwegian Embassy signed an agreement Friday (June 09) with the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) regarding Norwegian support for the mechanism through the extended transitional period.
Over the next years, until March 2025, Norway will contribute NOK 20 million (approx. 1.85 million USD) to the mechanism monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS).
Norway is a consistent partner of the people of South Sudan and will continue to support the full implementation of the Peace Agreement, both its letter and spirit.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, Lars Petter Henie, Chargé d'affaires said:
“We are very happy today to sign this new agreement with RJEMC for continued cooperation during the implementation of the roadmap. RJMEC is a very important partner for Norway, and it is vital for the peace process in South Sudan.”
The Chairperson of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC), Amb. Maj. Gen (rtd) Charles Tai Gituai, noted the role Norway has played to keep RJMEC moving as one of the most valued supporters of RJMEC.
“I want to thank Norway for extending this support in the 24-month extension of the Agreement and we are looking forward to ensuring that we live within our mandate and be able to produce results in accordance with what our mandate wants us to do,” said the RJMEC Chairperson.
“We also appreciate the role Norway has always been listening to our concerns and it has continued not only supporting RJMEC but also supporting the Government of South Sudan,” he added.
RJMEC monitors and oversees all aspects of the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS); oversees the mandate and tasks of the Transitional Government of National Unity, including the adherence of the Parties to the agreed timelines and implementation schedule.