Juba Denies Delivering Fuel to the RSF 


Sudan Events – Follow-ups

South Sudan rejected the accusations made by the report of the United Nations Group of Experts regarding the use of its territory to transport fuel to the Rapid Support Forces RSF in Sudan.

The experts’ report said that fuel trucks were moving from Juba to Wau, and from there to areas controlled by the RSF in South Darfur via Raja and Kafia Kingi.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of South Sudan said, in a press statement, that it absolutely denies the blatant allegations contained in the report of the UN Group of Experts regarding the alleged use of South Sudanese territory to transport fuel weekly to the RSF in Sudan.

It confirmed its rejection of these allegations and stressed that they are baseless.

It added that the Government of South Sudan has maintained a position of neutrality and kept its borders open since the outbreak of the conflict in Sudan, and affirmed its commitment to peace and stability in the area remains statistic .

It pointed out that President Salva Kiir Mayardit constantly called on the Sudanese parties to adhere to the ceasefire and create favorable conditions for the cessation of hostilities.

The Ministry warned of the harmful effects of these allegations, and said that they do not contribute to solving problems, but rather jeopardize the peace efforts made by the Government of South Sudan to ensure a peaceful solution to the conflict in Sudan.

It assured that the government remains vigilant to ensure its true open-door policy is not exploited for any illegal activities.

Juba government urged all stakeholders to exercise caution and rely on verified information when assessing the situation, and renewed its commitment to peace and stability in the area, and to work collaboratively with international partners to achieve common goals.

It announced its readiness to assist regional efforts, including mediation and providing support to alleviate the suffering of Sudanese refugees who fled the conflict.

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