International Community Should Help S. Sudan Hold Elections – President Museveni

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By UBC Reporter

President Yoweri Museveni has said that the way forward for South Sudan to attain political stability is for the international community to support Africa’s youngest nation to organize free and fair national elections and also build a non-sectarian National Army from all parts of the country.

Mr. Museveni stressed that in this way, “we want to develop a formula for South Sudan leaders to manage and run their country.”

The President made the remarks on Wednesday while meeting a six-man delegation led by the Chinese Government Special Representative on African Affairs, Ms. Xu Jinghu, that called on him yesterday at State House, Entebbe.

He noted that the Chinese government has taken interest in the conflict in South Sudan and in Africa as a whole. The President expressed his gratitude to see that Chinese cooperation and infrastructure development in Uganda has been further strengthened. He was optimistic that a balance of trade between China and Uganda will register a favourable trend for the benefit of the two countries.

He observed that the economic growth of China, India, Brazil including Africa, has contributed to global prosperity in recent decades.

Ms. Xu Jinghu, on his part, said China appreciates Uganda’s political contribution to African countries, like South Sudan, to find a solution to political conflicts as well as addressing the issue of refugees’ crisis.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sam Kuteesa, the Attorney General, Mr. Byaruhanga William and the Chinese Ambassador to Uganda, Mr. Su Heping, among others, attended the meeting.