The South Sudanese government on Sunday welcomed the arrival of the first batch of the regional protection force, saying it demonstrates the commitment of the government to ending the conflict in the country so that peace and stability returns.
Presidential Adviser on Security Affairs Tut Kew Gatluak told Sudan Tribune that the arrival of the regional protection force demonstrates the commitment of the government to end the conflict and bring peace and stability to the country as soon as possible.
"Actually the delay was not on the side of the government of the Republic of South Sudan. It was on the side of the United Nations which did not complete discussions with the troops contributing countries and which did not provide clarification on the type of arms these troops would bring. Now all these have been cleared and as the government, we are happy to welcome them," said Gatluak.
The top presidential adviser said the government has always welcomed the presence of the foreign troops as it would help observing what takes place in the country, instead of having to rely on the emotions moving media and humanitarian organization reports.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan [UNMISS] on Saturday April 29, announced the arrival of the first batch of the regional protection force in the country.
The statement said the first elements of the Regional Protection Force [RPF] have started to arrive in the country. But, it did not indicate how many troops arrived and when they came into the country.
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