South Sudan expects Uganda backing

2012-05-08 10:29
Kampala - A South Sudanese official says his government expects Uganda to play a substantial role in resolving the border conflict that has at times threatened to plunge South Sudan and Sudan into a full-scale war.

Barnaba Marial Benjamin, South Sudan's information minister, told a news conference in Kampala on Monday that Uganda is obligated to stand by South Sudan as it pursues an end to a conflict that has shut down the country's oil production and left it exposed to bombs dropped by Sudan's air force.

South Sudan voted last year to become the world's youngest nation, splitting off from Sudan after decades of war.

A Ugandan Foreign Ministry official said that Uganda would remain engaged in the Sudan-South Sudan issue along with other countries in the region.

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