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S.Sudan won’t make any agreement against Ethiopia’s interest, says Ambassador.

January 15, 2017 2:08 pm Published by
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Ambassador of South Sudan to Ethiopia, James Pita Morga, said his country won’t make any agreement with a third party that harms Ethiopia’s interest.

In an interview with EBC, the Ambassador dismissed as false reports circulating on some social media claiming that South Sudan had signed an agreement with a third party which harms Ethiopia’s interest.

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir had visited Egypt a few days ago and it was “a usual, bilateral and friendly visit,” he said

The Ambassador further refuted reports that his country will no longer accept the deployment of additional United Nations peacekeepers.

Following the discussion South Sudan Cabinet Affairs Minister, Martin Elia Lomuro, had with the United Nations Envoy to South Sudan, the country is ready to welcome the additional peacekeepers, Ambassador Morga said.

On August 12, 2016, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution approving the deployment of an additional 4,000 peacekeepers to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

The Security Council passed the resolution in response to concerns about fighting in the capital city of Juba, obstruction of UNMISS and other humanitarian actors by the South Sudanese Transitional Government of National Unity, and failure of the warring parties to implement a UN-brokered peace agreement.

The authorization of an additional 4,000 troops is intended to supplement UNMISS’s existing strength, increasing the total force size to 17,000 peacekeepers.

The Security Council adopted the resolution by a vote of eleven in favor and none against, with four abstentions.  Source ( FBC)

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