Germany to extend military aid in South Sudan

The German Federal Parliament voted on the extension of the military mission in South Sudan.

Germany to extend military aid in South Sudan

World Bulletin / News Desk

German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) announced on Thursday that they will extend their military mission in South Sudan.

The representatives of the Bundestag voted on the extension of the military mission in South Sudan.

The vote was 541 to 60, with two abstaining, which will cause the number of soldiers in the United Nations peacekeeping operations to rise in South Sudan.

The newly founded country has made successful efforts to develop itself despite challenges, said German Defence Minister Thoma de Maizer, in a speech before the vote.

Maiziere stressed a slight improvement of the human rights situation in South Sudan. “In such case the UN’s military presence in the country is necessary,” he said.

Soldiers from at least 60 different countries are stationed in South Sudan, which was founded after the 2011 Sudan internal conflict, an on-going conflict in the early 2010s between the Army of Sudan and the Sudan Revolutionary Front.

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