15 January 2013

South Sudan: President Kiir Visits Uganda

Juba — The President of the Republic H.E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit arrived in Entebbe, Uganda on 13 January 2013 evening in the company of some national ministers among them Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, the minister for Information and Broadcasting; Hon. Oyay Deng Ajak, the minister for National Security; and Hon. Kosti Manibe, the minister for Finance and Economic Planning; among others.

After his arrival H.E Kiir met his Ugandan counterpart H.E. Yoweri K. Museveni at State House in Entebbe and explored ways of strengthening the existing bilateral ties between Juba and Kampala. The two heads of state also exchanged views on some regional issues of mutual concern.

According to South Sudan's Ambassador to Uganda Amb. Samuel Luate, H.E Kiir also briefed President Museveni on the outcomes of the summit between him and President Al-Bashir which was held recently in Addis Ababa. Amb. Luate added that President Kiir also briefed President Museveni on the progress made so far on Abyei issues.

H.E Kiir and the delegation were expected to visit Nairobi on 14 January 2013 to hold bilateral talks with President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya.

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