The two leaders’ bilateral discussions also included matters relating to the extension of roads and electricity to South Sudan’s capital
President Yoweri Museveni and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir have held bilateral discussions at State House in Entebbe on matters pertaining to the two countries.
Kiir arrived in Uganda on Saturday today on a two-day working visit at the invitation of Museveni.
The two leaders’ bilateral discussions also included matters relating to the extension of roads and electricity to South Sudan’s capital, Juba.
Museveni told officials of the two countries at the conclusion of the tête-à-tête discussions with his guest, that the people of South Sudan do not need war but peace and elections in order to stabilise their country.
On his part, Kiir talked about the situation in his country since 2013.
“Now the guns are almost silent. The forces that are still resistant are not a big threat. I welcome all those that are willing to return home to participate in the transitional government before the national elections that are underway for people to take a decision on who is to lead them,” he said.
Museveni also introduced Kiir to members of the East African Business Council with whom he’d earlier held a meeting.
They briefed Museveni on the Council’s plans to build a vibrant private sector ecosystem through increased national, regional and global engagement with the East African Community, people and the business community.