President, Yoweri Museveni and president, Omar El-Bashir of Sudan have resolved to work together to resolve South Sudan and Somalia conflicts. The two leaders reached the resolution during a Bilaterial meeting held at State House Entebbe on Monday.
Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Henry Okello Oryem, says the two heads of states undertook to intensify efforts, bilaterally and within the IGAD and AU frameworks, towards finding a lasting political solution for the insecurity in South Sudan through an all-inclusive National dialogue.
Khartoum was at war with the Sudan People’s Liberation Force (SPLA) for so many years before South Sudan voted to breakaway. South Sudan, which is currently caught up in a civil war has repeatedly blamed Khartoum of aiding the rebel group led by former Vice President, Riek Machar.
Machar on the other hand blames Uganda for backing the government of General Salvir Kiir. Uganda People’s Defense Forces Deployed in South Sudan when the Machar forces nearly overran the capital, Juba in 2014.
President, Yoweri Museveni has been at the forefront of pushing for a peaceful settlement between the warring factions. The Intergovernmental Authority-IGAD and African Union have since stepped up efforts to resolve the conflict, which has pushed more than 1 million South Sudan nationals into refugee camps in Uganda.