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South Sudan peace guarantors meet in Uganda

KAMPALA – Representatives of the South Sudan on Thursday met with the Uganda’s State Minister for International Relations Okello Oryem to discuss the current political crisis in South Sudan.

The representatives named Troika members from Norway, United Kingdom and United States met Foreign Affairs ministry on Kampala.

 Paul Sutphin (USA), Mr Chris Trott (UK) and Mr Erling Skjonsberg (Norway) discussed the current refugee crisis in South Sudan.

The statement issued by Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Ministry on Thursday said there is an urgent need to end the crisis that has displaced millions of people.

“They emphasized that the dire humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is the direct result of the conflict and called on all parties to cease violence against humanitarian workers and obstruction of humanitarian assistance,” the statement reads

The Troika also endorsed the ongoing efforts by IGAD and praised Uganda’s peace initiative to bring the warring parties to the negotiating table.

Oryem said Uganda will continue playing a mediatory and conciliatory role between the belligerent parties to ensure that an agreement is reached.

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