Eritrean Foreign Minister Is in Uganda to Discuss Regional Matters
|President Isaias Afwerki (L) with President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala, Uganda|
Eritrean Foreign Minister Is In Uganda to Discuss Regional Matters
Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh is in Uganda to discuss regional matters and to deliver a message from President Isaias Afwerki to President Yoweri Museveni, a senior government official said.
The visit comes just one day after US Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield urged Uganda to withdraw its forces from South Sudan.
“We call on Uganda as well as other governments to pull back so we can move the peace process forward,” Thomas-Greenfield said in a conference call with reporters.
An ally of South Sudan, Uganda deployed its army in South Sudan, days after violence erupted in the capital, Juba in mid-December. Uganda initially claimed its troops entered South Sudan to rescue Ugandan nationals trapped in the violent conflict.
Rebels, headed by the former Vice President Riek Machar, have been demanding that Uganda pull its troops out of the country, where they have been fighting on the side of the government led by President Salva Kiir.
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