Uganda’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hon. Oryem Henry Okello Friday met with H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit as a Special Envoy of H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
The meeting reviewed the status of implementation of bilateral engagement between Juba and Kampala.
Hon. Oryem was accompanied by Amb. Ronnie Barya, Uganda’s Envoy to Juba.
Last month, Kiir met his Museveni and held talks on the way forward after rebels led by Dr. Riek Machar refused to put into practice the power-sharing deal signed last year.
Museveni confirmed the State House Entebbe meeting in which they held talks in regards the peace process in South Sudan.
“I received and held talks with President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, at State House Entebbe. Despite a few internal elements still trying to destabilize the progress of South Sudan, I am optimistic that the reassembling of the SPLM in Juba is a commitment towards peace,” Museveni said in a post on his social media accounts.
“We have also received updates from our line ministers on some development projects that we have undertaken to start working on. These include among others; the operations of Uganda Airlines launching in Juba.”
According to the South Sudan Presidential Press Unit, Kiir who was on a one-day working visit held bilateral talks on the progress of the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.
“The Minister in the office of the President, Mayiik Ayii Deng and Director General of external security Thomas Duoth accompanied President Salva Kiir to Entebbe Uganda where he was highly received by Uganda senior government officials,” the South Sudan Presidential Press Unit said on their social media accounts.
They said that key among the issues discussed during the meeting was the formation of the national army where both the South Sudan armed forces and rebels were supposed to report to military camps but the same has never been effected.
The creation of cantonment sites, where troops and rebels are to be screened, trained and integrated into a single force has also not been effected.