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British soldiers to help build South Sudan

Author : | Published: Monday, September 28, 2015

The British government says it will send 250 troops to South Sudan to help in building infrastructure and caring out military trainings.

They will be part of the UN Peace Keeping Mission in the country.

According to the UK government, the soldiers will carry out specific tasks such as providing vital engineering work, combat training and advisory support.

UK’s Prime Minister David Cameroon says he will announce today the plans for the contribution at the UN Peacekeeping event in New York.

The UN Secretary General and President Obama are co-hosting the event in which more than 45 countries are set to be represented.

Several other countries are expected to announce peacekeeping contributions during the event.

It follows the completion of a review commissioned by the UN Secretary General of UN Peacekeeping Operations.

The time of the deployment has not been specified, but the move comes as the international community is giving pressure to both parties to implement an agreement to resolve the current conflict.

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