The political will exists for lasting peace, says South Sudan vice-president.

James Wani Igga.UN Photo/Cia Pak.

The vice-president of South Sudan – the world's youngest nation – said that the "political will" exists to end months of violence in which thousands have died or been forced to flee their homes.

James Wani Igga was speaking on Friday, the day after he addressed the UN General Debate, and hailed the fragile peace agreement, signed last month with the main opposition.

The former vice-president, Riek Machar, took up arms against President Salva Kiir's forces, leading to a war along ethnic lines that has been raging for almost two years.

More than two million people have been displaced, and tens of thousands killed.

Joseph Msami, asked vice-president Wani Igga to spell out his main message to the international community:

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