M7 Briefed On S. Sudan Border Dispute


find geneva;”>Nabulo passed away Friday morning as she was being rushed to Mulago Referral Hospital after a short illness.

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She will be laid to rest in Lwatama, Kakiri, Wakiso district on Sunday.

He pledged support by the Government of Uganda to all efforts that are being expended to ensure security and safety of the citizens of the two countries while conducting cross border business transactions between the two neighbours.

Museveni emphasized that the co-operative relations between South Sudan and Uganda were excellent and mutually beneficial.

The President was speaking during a meeting that he held with a visiting delegation from the Republic of South Sudan, led by that country’s Inspector General of Police, General Acuil Tito Madut.

The meeting took place at the President’s up-country ranch in Kisozi, Gomba district on Monday.

The visiting South Sudan Police Chief and his Ugandan counterpart, Lt. General Kale Kayihura, jointly, briefed Museveni on the measures and modalities that are being undertaken by the Police Forces of the two neighbouring countries, to ensure the citizens of the two sister countries conduct their business transactions safely.

The Police Chiefs also briefed the President on the joint security efforts that are being conducted to ensure safety and harmonious living of the citizens of the two countries when residing in each other’s countries.

The South Sudanese IGP assured Museveni that President Salva Kiir and the entire government of South Sudan, are committed to the protection of Ugandans who work and conduct their business transactions in Southern Sudan.

Ugandan traders export a variety of merchandise to the Republic of South Sudan such as fresh agricultural products, water, alcohol, cooking oil, cows, textile products and hardware materials, among others. South Sudan achieved independence on July 9th 2011, becoming Africa’s 54th youngest nation with an estimated population of over 8 million.

Uganda is bordered to the North by South Sudan.

According to the World Bank, South Sudan has been Uganda’s largest trading partner since 2007 adding that for both informal and formal trade combined, South Sudan is the largest destination for Uganda’s exports; “larger than any other destination in the world”.

The World Bank statistics show that “while formal imports from Uganda were US$246 million in 2008, informal imports were estimated to be as much as US$389 million in the same year.

Earlier, the two police chiefs signed an agreement to put in place a joint command to deal with border security, combating transitional crime, counter terrorism and management of disaster, joint operations and exchange of information, training and other capacity building.


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