Border Issues With Uganda Be Left to the National Govt – Foreign Affairs [press release] (

The minister of foreign affairs ad international cooperation, Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin has urged the communities in Magwi county eastern equatoria to remain where they were and leave the issue of border with Uganda to the national government

Dr Benjamin says maps were brought from both Turkey, Egypt and London and a committee is already on the ground working on this matter

Speaking Thursday after arrival from Kenya where he was there for pan-African summit, minister said it’s not about Magwi alone but there are 40 places that need to be identified whether belongs to Uganda or South Sudan.

The minister also met the Japanese state minister for cabinet affairs Ryosei Akazawa and discussed peace and security in south Sudan.

The Japanese minister said japan has extended the period of its peace keeping contingent in UNMISS for another six months saying Japan is ready to build country’s infrastructure once peace is achieved

However, Dr Benjamin told the Japanese minister that, the government is ready and committed to peace but do not know who to sign peace with since rebels are divided, urging Japan to continue with developmental projects saying most of the states are peaceful.


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