President Yoweri Museveni, Uganda
The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says South Sudan should keep foreigners, including United Nations, out of its affairs.
He spoke in Juba yesterday during a ceremony in which President Salva Kiir signed a peace deal to resolve the conflict in the country.
President Museveni said South Sudan can prevent foreigners from getting involved in its internal matters if the government ensures that there is peace in the country.
“You need to get foreigners out of your affairs. When your house is in chaos, all the neighbors turn up, when they hear you fighting with your wife and children. They become experts in your affairs,” he told the audience.
“You need to get foreigners out of your country, the United Nations, and all those fellows. I have never invited United Nations to Uganda. To invite United Nations into your country is vote-of-no-confidence in yourselves.
“If you mismanage your internal affairs, then all these foreigners come. Therefore, to get rid of the foreigners, bring peace to your country.”
President Museveni was among three presidents who attended the signing of the peace agreement yesterday.
The others include the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the Angolan president, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos.