President Museveni and the Vice-President of South Sudan, Mr. James Wani Igga, have discussed the ongoing implementation of the recently signed peace agreement between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riak Machar.
The agreement led to the stopping of 20 months of bitter fighting by the two sides in which many lives were lost and thousands others fleeing to neighbouring countries as refugees.
President Kiir initialed the peace deal in South Sudan’s capital of Juba on 26th August 2015 more than a week after he had declined to do so in Addis Ababa.
Regional leaders – President Yoweri Museveni, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia – who all helped mediate the negotiations, were at the signing event in Juba.
Vice President James Wani Igga, who paid a courtesy call on President Museveni at the start of the week at State House, Entebbe, briefed the President on the current general situation in South Sudan.
President Museveni and his guest also discussed issues of mutual concern between Uganda and South Sudan.