M7 Calls For Unity In South Sudan As Clashes Resume

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has urged the leaders of South Sudan to unite and work together for peace and national development.

The President said this during a meeting with a delegation from South Sudan led by the new Vice President Taban Deng, The Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs kuol manyang juuk, the South Sudan Ambassador to the United Nations Akuei Bona Malwal who briefed him about the recent developments in South Sudan.

The meeting took place at the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, at the President’s residency at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.

Museveni holding a meeting with the South Sudan delegation in New YorkMuseveni holding a meeting with the South Sudan delegation in New York

Museveni reaffirmed his support for the people of South Sudan and said they need peace for economic transformation and development.

The South Sudan delegation said relative calm has returned to their country and that the parliament has reopened and is fully operational.

They said their government has embarked on a programme to implement the peace agreement and they are working on building cohesion in the Presidency and making reforms for the country.

Meanwhile, South Sudan’s former minister of agriculture minister, Lam Akol, has formed a new rebel faction after spending several weeks of consultations with different unarmed and armed opposition parties in the country.

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