Noting that, in accordance with this commitment, the parties have reached an appropriate agreement on the following texts: the Machakos Protocol of 20 July 2002, as defined in Chapter I of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA); The agreement on the security agreements of 25 September 2003, as defined in Chapter VI of the CPA; The wealth-sharing agreement of January 7, 2004, as defined in Chapter III of the CPA; The Protocol on the Distribution of Energy Use of May 26, 2004, which is outlined in Chapter II of the CPA; the Protocol of 26 May 2004 on the settlement of the conflict in the southern states of Kordofan and thought Nile, as outlined in Chapter V of the CPA; and the protocol on the settlement of the conflict in the Abyei region of 26 May 2004, as outlined in Chapter IV of the CPA; and that the UNITED Nations Security Council, in its Resolution 1574 of 19 November 2004, took note of these protocols and agreements; CONSCIENTS that peace, stability and development are shared by all Sudanese; REAFFIRME that the successful implementation of the CPA will provide a model of good governance in Sudan, which will help create a solid foundation for peacekeeping and make unity attractive, and is therefore committed to fully respecting the letter and spirit of the CPA to ensure lasting peace, security for all, justice and equality in Sudan; IN THE PART OF THE REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, WE ADRESSONS A CALL TO THE ORGANIZATIONS AND STATES THAT ARE TO sign the implementation of the CPA, as stipulated in this agreement, is the necessary and urgent CONSCIENTS that there is an urgent need to bring peace and security to the Sudanese people, who have suffered this conflict for too long; It provides for a transitional period of six years [of 9 July 2005] during which South Sudanese will have the right to regulate affairs in their region and participate equitably in the national government. THE PARTIES EXPRIMENT THE GRATITUDE for the efforts of facilitators, IGAD Member States and the international community to help the Sudanese people regain peace and stability, particularly at the African Union, the IGAD Partners Forum, the United Nations and the governments of Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States of America for their support of the IGAD peace initiative and their unwavering efforts to support the peace process; (3) The agreed Arabic and English texts of the CPA are both official and binding in nature. in case of dispute over the meaning of a provision of the text and only if there is a difference in meaning between Arabic and English texts; the English text is authentic, because English was the language of peace negotiations. S/E. Hon. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda On behalf of IGAD Member States . FAS and SPLA will continue to operate as separate armies, both of which are considered to be part of the Sudan National Armed Forces. Each army must be reduced and the parties must implement demobilization, disarmament and reintegration (GDR) programmes. No other armed groups are tolerated outside the roof of the three services. Mr. John Garang of Mabior President of the Sudan People`s Liberation Movement/Sudan Liberation Army on behalf of the Sudan People`s Liberation Movement/SudanPeople`s Liberation Army H.E. Ali Osman Mohamed Taha First Vice-President of the Republic of Sudan On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Sudan H.E.M. Amre Moussa Secretary-General of the League of Arab States On behalf of the League of Arab States, a national fomentary commission, the South Sudan Regional Commission and regional state commissions will be established.