South Sudan rival parties urged to use dialogue to resolve differences

Museveni addresses the South Sudan dialogue conference in Juba on Monday, and below, received by President Kiir. PHOTO PPU

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of South Sudan to use the start of the country’s national dialogue as a forum to iron out their differences.

Although the dialogue was declared by South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir in December, it’s only just got under way, as CGTN’s Patrick Oyet reports.

The Ugandan president also urged the people of South Sudan to embrace unity for prosperity and development. He warned that the misuse of identity can paralyze and endanger their nation.

Museveni arrived in Juba direct from Dar es Salaam where he assumed the EAC chairmanship, to attend the ceremony at the invitation of President Salva Kiir.

Museveni said he came to Juba to lend his support to the effort to promote dialogue for peace. “I salute Salva Kiir for inviting all stakeholders to discuss the problems that afflict the people of South Sudan,” he said.