South Sudan NEWS PORTAL
JUBA – South Sudan foreign ministry on Wednesday denied reports that it had approved a request by the Egyptian government for a military base in a eastern town along the Ethiopian border.
This comes after several media outlets reported that the government in Juba and the army have agreed to provide a piece of land in Pagak, a town bordering Ethiopia in the far east South Sudan, to house 250 Egyptian troops in an apparent preparation for war with Ethiopia.
The reports quoted unnamed defense and foreign ministries officials as saying the land would be used for developmental purposes.
In a statement on Wednesday however, the country’s foreign ministry said the reports were baseless and unfounded accusing “enemies of peace” of trying to stain relations between South Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt.
“No any agreement has been reached whatsoever to allocate a piece of land for Egyptian Military Base in the territory of the Republic of South Sudan. Both countries, Ethiopia and Egypt, are close friends of South Sudan,” the statement seen by Sudans Post partly reads.
“There is nothing of that kind. No any agreement has been reached whatsoever to allocate a piece of land for Egyptian Military Base in the territory of the Republic of South Sudan,” the statement indicates.
It further said the “spurious allegation and propaganda is waged by enemies of peace in the country so as to stain our relations with our neighboring countries and the entire region.”
Egypt and Ethiopia have been on a loggerhead on the terms of implementation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) which is being build along the Sudanese border.
Egypt has insisted that the dam will negatively impact its share of the Nile water.
Original full article available on the website → Sudans Post
Credits : Sudans Post (https://sudanspost.com) → Author : South Sudan PRESS REVIEW
Publishing and Aggregation by : South Sudan NEWS PORTAL
Permission : Central Press Syndicate South Sudan
Facebook : South Sudan NEWS PORTAL
We respect the intellectual property rights of our news sources and expect our users to do the same. We may provide links to external news sources from time to time, but any trademarks, logos, photographs and videos remain their copyrighted works. If you feel our website violates fair use or infringes on your copyright, inform us immediately for redress.
The Central Press Syndicate of South Sudan publishes articles related to South Sudan from press wires, verified social media sources and Google news, thereby centralizing South Sudanese news from all over the web, in an easy to read format.