South Sudan has renewed the pact with Uganda to extend the presence of Ugandan military in South Sudan for four months, Ugandan army said.
The deputy Ugandan army spokesperson, Maj. Henry Obbo said the renewal of the agreement which took place in Mbuya, the Military headquarters in Kampala on Tuesday was signed by Ugandan defence minister Crispus Kiyonga and his south Sudanese counterpart, Gen. Kuol Manyang Juuk.
“In the view of the fact that the situation in South Sudan had not fully stabiliised, the two agreed to renew the military Assistance agreement between the two countries for a further four months,” the signed documents read.
The renewal came two days after the warring parties in South Sudan signed a power sharing agreement in Ethiopia that will see both sides cease hostilities.
This is the third time South Sudan is asking for an extension of the presence of Ugandan military which deployed in December 2013 to support the beleaguered government of Salvar Kiir.
Previously, the two sides have signed but violated the ceasefire agreement, leaving thousands of people dead in the youngest, oil producing country.
More than 10,000 people have been killed, about 1.5 million people displaced from their homes. About 11 million people are struggling to find enough food to eat.
DAILY MONITOR, KAMPALA, END