South Sudan: Armed Conflict

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Reform and Constitutional Issues), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit), DUP Westminster Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help end the conflict in South Sudan.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK is strongly encouraging all sides to engage constructively with the High Level Revitalisation Forum, and we call on all parties to reconvene as soon as possible, without preconditions, to address the security and governance issues that are essential for peace. The UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan was in the region to participate in both the first and second rounds of the High Level Revitalisation Forum.

The UK played a leading role in securing EU sanctions against three South Sudanese leaders in February, and we stand ready to support the efforts of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development to ensure the consequences for those who spoil the peace process are clearly set out and effectively implemented.

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