President Museveni made a brief visit to the war torn South Sudan.
The President was received at the Juba International Airport by the Foreign Minister of South Sudan Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin Bil. He later met and held bilateral discussions with his counterpart South Sudanese president Salva Kiir.
It is believed that the discussion was about the UPDF deployment in South Sudan since the war broke up in December 2013.
Violence broke out in the South Sudan capital, Juba in mid-December last year and later spread to three of its ten states as forces loyal to President Salva Kiir battled anti-government elements linked to the country’s former vice-president, Riek Machar.
The power struggle between the two erstwhile allies triggered weeks of bloodshed in the world’s youngest nation, killing thousands of people and displacing nearly a million others.
UPDF was deployed in South Sudan at the invitation of the government of South Sudan to primarily protect key installations and to ease safe evacuation of the Uganda nationals in South Sudan during the conflict