Egypt condemns failed coup attempt, promises to send troops to South Sudan
CAIRO-EGYPT, March 13 2014 (NASS) – The president of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Adly al Mansour said his country is preparing to send troops to South Sudan in order to help protect the country from the chaos that resulted after the failed coup attempt staged by the former vice president Riek Machar Teny.
President Mansour made the announcement after meeting with the South Sudan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin who is in Egypt to attend the 141st Arab League conference.
Dr. Benjamin hands-over a letter from the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit to his counter-part Mansour
[Photo: Ajang Monychol]
The Egyptian President strongly condemned the failed coup attempt and expressed his support to the democratically elected president of the Republic of South Sudan, HE Salva Kiir Mayardit.
Egypt has been supporting developmental programs in South Sudan in the areas of agriculture, health, education and capacity building. The President according to Dr. Benjamin promised to continue extending support to these key areas despite the current crisis in the country.
He further appealed to the South Sudan government to bring about dialogue between Egypt and the other Nile basin countries “so that the benefits of the Nile water can equally satisfy the member countries”.
The Egyptian President who is so concern about the situation in South Sudan also promised to lobby the other Arab countries to provide special funds to sponsor South Sudanese students pursuing education in Egypt.
Reported by Martin Jada Gabriel, News Agency of South Sudan (NASS)