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Kiir Commends Museveni as Uganda, South Sudan Army Propose Joint Training

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has lauded President Yoweri Museveni for the continued support accorded to the war-ravaged, youngest nation on the continent.

Kiir, in a message delivered to Museveni by South Sudanese army chief of general staff, General James Ajonga Mawut commended Museveni for the solidarity he has shown for South Sudan government.

Gen. Ajonga later held a meeting with the Ugandan Head of State in Mbale where the two discussed matters of mutual interest.

At the meeting, which was held in Mbale town on Tuesday, The Tower Post understands that  Museveni and Ajonga discussed, among others, cooperation and training of the Ugandan army (UPDF) and the South Sudanese military (SPLA).

Details of Tuesday’s discussions were, however, not divulged to the press.

Uganda and South Sudan have long standing economic and security interests. Currently, Uganda is also hosting more than one million refugees fleeing from the violent conflict in South Sudan.

The East African nation was one of the first countries that recognised South Sudan’s independence from Sudan in July 2011.

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