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Parliament to ratify peace deal soon, says speaker

Author : | Published: Thursday, September 3, 2015

The speaker of the national parliament, Manasse Magok Rundial, says the legislature will soon ratify the peace agreement President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar signed last month.

“The peace agreement which was signed by our president, we will sign as soon as we leave from here, we ratify it,” Mr Magok told the fourth conference of the world speakers in New York.

“As soon as they finish, we will embark on the development, we will support the peace and we will go with it, we embark on training and so forth,” he said.

Honorable Magok says the reservations President Salva Kiir expressed during the signing of the deal were not an opposition to the agreement.

“The reservations intended here, it does not mean that he is opposing, but these reservations are to be addressed,” he said.

“People have to want to talk and they will have to treat such reservations. If they are so harsh for the people, they will be address accordingly.”

The ceasefire both sides declared last week as part of implementation of the agreement has already been violated.

The United States is threatening UN sanctions if both parties fail to implement the agreement.

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