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South Sudan, Egypt sign military cooperation pact

By Bida Elly David


South Sudan government signs a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Egypt to enhance military cooperation between the two countries.

The agreement followed a visit of South Sudanese Minister of Defense and Federal Affairs, Chol Thon Balok to Egypt for the Egyptian Defense Expose Summit in 2023.

Speaking during a press conference after Friday’s Council of Ministers’ meeting, Michael Makuei Lueth, the Minister of Information mentioned that South Sudan had expressed concerns about the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council.

He said the military cooperation agreement will soon be put into effect.

“The MoU will be operationalized in the near future, as the Egyptian Minister of Defense will be invited by his South Sudanese counterpart to attend a meeting. Afterward, they will be able to implement the agreement.”

He did not explain further the details of the agreement.

Makuei further emphasized that South Sudan had greatly benefited from the cooperation, although they had not made any requests or applications for purchasing equipment due to the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council.

Last year, the United Nations Security Council extended the arms embargo against South Sudan.





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