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Juba welcomes US military aid move

Author : | Published: Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has welcomed the US memorandum which allows for provision of assistance on military education and training, and peacekeeping operations to South Sudan.

According to the White House Presidential memoranda, the waiver, which was issued by President Barack Obama, enables the U.S government to provide military assistance to countries it deems important to its national security interest.

This year, South Sudan will benefit from military aid in form of training and education, despite recent reports of human rights violations by the South Sudan army.

“US government has realized that the government of the Republic of Sudan is willing to bring back normalcy in the country,” Amb Mawien Makol, spokesman, said. “And any assistance that is rendered to us here as

“And any assistance that is rendered to us here as a government will be much appreciated regarding the current efforts that we are doing.”

However, the move comes after the US State Department provided a list of countries that are still recruiting children in armed conflicts under the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008.

The act bans provision of military assistance to nations that use child soldiers.

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