July 2017, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Thursday left for neighbouring Uganda for bilateral talks with his counterpart President Yoweri Museveni, barely three days after declaring a state of emergency in parts of the country.
The details of the trip remain elusive to the public. The minister in the office of the president said in a statement that President Kiir travelled to Kampala for bilateral talks with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.
Minister Mayiik Ayii Deng explained that the two leaders will also discuss regional issues, including the issue of fall armyworm, a destructive pest destroying corps in the region including some part of South Sudan.
President Kiir, according to Ayii, will share views with experts and Uganda’s government on how best the two countries could combine efforts to address the situation.
He further said President Kiir will thank President Museveni for attending the official launch of the national dialogue steering committee in Juba. President Museveni, the minister said, has been very supportive of the process.
Kiir was accompanied by various government officials, including Defense Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk and Minister of Wildlife and Acting SPLM Secretary General, Jemma Nunu Kumba.