Uganda FM: UPDF Will Be Deployed To Juba As Part Of Regional Force
August 08, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— The government of Uganda will deploy troops as part of regional force agreed upon by the assembly of heads of state and government of IGAD, Uganda State Minister for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem has said.
Oryem said the number of troops to deploy will be determined in a meeting of IGAD Joint Chiefs of Staff that will take place in Juba in the next few days, the aim is to restore peace in South Sudan.
“Uganda wants peace to come to South Sudan so that thousands of Ugandan business people and other foreigners who left will return to help rebuild South Sudan,” states Oryem.
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In a separate development, the United Nations Security Council has approved the US proposal that the United Nations should deploy 4,000 protection forces to war-torn South Sudan to restore peace.
Fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution to deploy 4,000 troops to protect civilians and installations among others in Juba.
The four thousand troops are have been instructed to use all necessary means; undertake robust and active steps and engage in direct operations, secure Juba and protect the airport and other key facilities.
They will be part of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan under the direct command of UNMISS commander.