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New SPLA boss meets Museveni

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th September 2005 03:00 AM

Sudan’s first vice-president, Salva Kiir, yesterday made a one-day visit to Uganda at the invitation of president Yoweri Museveni.

Sudan’s first vice-president, Salva Kiir, yesterday made a one-day visit to Uganda at the invitation of president Yoweri Museveni.

By Henry Mukasa

Sudan’s first vice-president, Salva Kiir, yesterday made a one-day visit to Uganda at the invitation of president Yoweri Museveni.

State House spokesman Onapito Ekomoloit said Museveni and Kiir’s 13-man delegation held talks at State House Nakasero.

Onapito said they discussed the Garang death probe, the LRA rebellion and transport links between Uganda and Sudan.

Onapito said the two leaders agreed that the Garang probe was going on well and that Kiir told his host that he was “satisfied with the progress of the investigation.”

“They also discussed the operation against Joseph Kony (the LRA leader) and agreed that they should have joint operations to get him from beyond the red line where he is hiding now,” Onapito said.

He said Museveni and Kiir agreed to extend a railway line from Uganda to Sudan.

He said President Museveni also urged the SPLA to continue with the peace pact that was signed between the group and the Sudanese government.

Kiir was sworn in as Sudan’s first vice-president on August 11 to replace Dr. John Garang who died in a helicopter crash on July 30.

SPLA signed a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) with Gen. Omar Bashir’s government in January to end a two-decade conflict between the mainly Islamic north and the animist south.

About two million people died in Africa’s longest war. Kiir pledged to carry on with the agreement.

“Despite the fact that we have lost our hero, the man who brought peace, Dr. Garang, we will continue with the same vision, with the same objective, and we will implement the CPA,” Kiir said when he was sworn in.

New SPLA boss meets Museveni

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