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Museveni In Ethiopia For IGAD Summit On S. Sudan

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Heads of State from East Africa will meet starting Thursday in Addis to discuss the details of the proposed stabilization and protection force.

Uganda deployed a contingent of its troops in South Sudan after the outbreak of violence in the country on December 15 last year to guard strategic areas like the airport and also to oversee the evacuation of its nationals.

The President was seen off at Entebbe International Airport by the Minister for Security Muruli Mukasa.

Others to see him off includes Mr.John Mitala the Head of Public Service, Major General Turyagenda Samuel Commandant Air Force, Johnson Byabasaija Commissioner for Prisons among others.

In Addis Ababa, the President was received at Bole International Airport by the Ethiopian Chief of Protocol Mr. Mehreteab Mulugeta, Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Sam Kutesa, the Minister of State for Defence Gen. Jeje Ogongo and Uganda’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union Amb. Mull Katende.

Others at the Airport to meet him were Members of Parliament Nabirye Agnes of Jinja and Nelson Sabira of Bukwo, together with Deputy Ambassador Idule Amoko and Uganda’s Military Attache Brig. Fred Torit.

The crisis in Africa’s youngest nation has caused death and destruction of property while displacing thousands of people.

IGAD will review the progress in the implementation of previous pacts reached by South Sudan’s warring rivals.

According to reports, also expected to feature on the agenda of the IGAD summit is the situation in Somalia – especially after the attack on Villa Somalia last month.

The next round of talks between the warring parties in South Sudan is expected to resume on March 20

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