South African Deputy President David Dabede Mabuza, left, with Uganda President Museveni, right, during a meeting at State House Entebbe on Wednesday Nov 13, 2019. (PPU PHOTO)

BY UGANDA VANGAURD

ENTEBBE – President Yoweri Museveni has received and held a meeting with the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, David Dabede Mabuza.

During the meeting that took place Thursday, November 13th, 2019 at State House, Entebbe, and also attended by Uganda’s State Minister for Regional Cooperation, Philemon Mateke, the two leaders discussed the situation in South Sudan and agreed to work together in ensuring that the implementation of all outstanding issues between the warring factions in South Sudan are achieved over the extended period of 100 days of the Pre-Transitional government of national unity.

Early this month the Tripartite Summit of the Heads of State of Uganda, Sudan and South Sudan that took place in Entebbe on the revitalized Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan, agreed to extend the Pre-Transitional period for 100 days effective 12th November 2019 in order to, among others, handle the incomplete critical tasks related to the security arrangements, including the formation of a revitalized transitional government of National Unity.

The one-day Summit was convened by President Yoweri Museveni and attended by the President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, Abdalftah Alburhan, who are the guarantors of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan. The Tripartite included President Salva Kiir of South Sudan.

The Summit was also attended by Dr. Riek Machar, who is the Chairperson of the South Sudan Liberation Movement in Opposition and Mr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, who is Kenya’s Special Envoy on South Sudan.

The South African Deputy President who also doubles as the Special Envoy from President Cyril Ramaphosa said that South Africa has support for material progress for peace agreement and implementation in South Sudan.

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