South Sudan

Uganda Awaits IGAD Force to Pull Out Troops


this geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The Minister of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), help Okello Oryem, has said that Uganda will immediately withdraw her troops from South Sudan the moment IGAD brings in a ‘stabilisation Force’.

This was in a meeting with the visiting French Ambassador to Uganda, Her Excellence Aline Kuster-Menager in his office at MOFA in Kampala.

Oryem noted that Uganda is eagerly waiting to see the implementation of the peace agreement signed in Nairobi.

He assured the Ambassador that Uganda is open and willing to give any information to avoid speculation which includes fostering the civil war in the country.

Oryem however expressed dissatisfaction on UN group of experts that have continued giving negative reports about Uganda which is further tarnishing the country’s name and image.

Recently, the army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, welcomed the decision by IGAD to deploy in south Sudan and revealed that UPDF will pull out as soon as the IGAD forces arrive.


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