South Sudan Accepts Deployment Of Regional Force: IGAD


South Sudan accepts deployment of regional force: IGAD

ADDIS ABABA,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Augst,2016) - South Sudan on Friday accepted the deployment of a regional intervention force after escalating violence put a fragile peace deal in danger, the head of the East African bloc IGAD said.

"The government of South Sudan accepted," Mahboub Maalim said after a summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, adding that the specific scope and mandate of the force had yet to be decided. But once an agreement on that had been reached, it would be submitted to the UN Security Council for a vote. The force could be used to help implement an August 2015 peace deal, while protecting civilians and carrying out humanitarian duties, Maalim said.