South Sudan hints at keeping Ugandan troops despite peace deal
South Sudanese government said on Monday that Uganda will not withdraw all its troops from the country as stated in the recently signed peace agreement with armed opposition, claiming the former was in the country at the behest of the latter on bilateral arrangement between two sovereign states.
In some of the security provisions under transitional security arrangements of the new compromise peace deal signed between president Salva Kiir and armed opposition leader, Riek Machar, all foreign forces are required to leave the country within 45 days from signing of the agreement.
Ugandan troops in S/Sudan ‘to stay
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Juba has said Uganda will not withdraw all its troops from South Sudan as stated in the recent peace agreement.
In provisions of the new compromise deal, all foreign forces are required to leave the country within 45 days.
Uganda maintains an 8000 strong contingent of troops in South Sudan to check the advance of Lord Resistance Fighters and help President Salva Kiir deal with rebels led by Riek Machar.