Museveni meets Kiir at State House

By Vision Reporter

Kiir, who was accompanied by several high-ranking officials of his government, was in Uganda for a one-day working visit on the invitation of Museveni.

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ENTEBBE - President Yoweri Museveni received and held a meeting at State House Entebbe with his South Sudan counterpart, Salva Kiir on Thursday.

Kiir, who was accompanied by several high-ranking officials of his government, was in Uganda for a one-day working visit on the invitation of Museveni.

In a bilateral meeting, Kiir briefed his host on the progress of implementation of the Peace Agreement, indicating that it was largely on course with the exception of a few issues that needed to be resolved.

One such issue, he observed, was the disagreement over some state and district boundaries.

Responding, Museveni advised that the leaders should not be consumed by fights over boundaries; instead, they should channel their efforts towards improving their people's welfare and incomes.

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“It does not matter what state or district you are in. It won't change much if you are poor. What is important is to work towards eradicating poverty and improving your income," said Museveni.

He, however, added that if they must, it would be best to follow the colonial boundaries for both internal and inter-state demarcations in order to ensure security.

In August 2018, South Sudan warring parties signed an Agreement in Khartoum, Sudan to end the four years of hostility and fighting.

Kiir signed on behalf of SPLM while Riek Machar signed on behalf of the rebelling groups.

Museveni and the President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir were the agreement's guarantors.

President Kiir was accompanied, among others, the Minister of the Office of the President, Mayik Ayii Deng.

Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Kutesa and presidency minister Esther Mbayo, were also present.