SOUTH SUDAN ACCEPTS DEPLOYMENT OF MORE PEACEKEEPING FORCES

JUBA,--The authorities of South Sudan accepted today, after weeks of negotiations and discussions, the resolution of the UN Security Council on the deployment of other 4,000 peacekeeping forces here.

Martin Elia Lomoro, head of Governmental Affairs, told reporters that the Council of Ministers ordered all state institutions, especially that of security, to cooperate with the UN mission to speed up the deployment of these forces as soon as possible.

'We will work with the UN and the Security Council for the implementation of resolution 2304', which was adopted last August, the official noted.

Although Juba authorized in September the deployment of those forces, it stated that it had to negotiate with the UN conditions on the implementation of measures, which created doubts in the Organization on the real acceptance of the resolution.

The cabinet spokesman, Micheal Makuei noted that at the time that negotiations with the United Nations would focus on the number of soldiers, which in its opinion could be less than 4,000.

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) made up of 13,000 troops, but the Security Council decided last August that were 17,000.

The conflict in southern Sudan erupted in December 2013, when Kiir accused Machar of attempting to overthrow him by a putsh.

Source: Nam News Network

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