By Alice Lubwama
Uganda is closely monitoring developments in Sudan following the toppling of president, Omar el Bashir.
The state minister for foreign affairs in charge of international affairs Henry okello Oryem told journalists at parliament that although Uganda was keenly watching developments in Sudan but, it fully respects the decision taken by citizens of Sudan.
“We will respect whatever form of government that they fully desire and that they will get.” He added
The minister said that his prayer was that the country is not torn apart as result of t the power shift.
“We are monitoring the situation in Sudan and hoping that the Sudanese people will determine the future of their country.The government of Uganda is now interested in the resolution
of the situation as long as it is peaceful for Sudan and their neighbors. We hope that Sudan will continue being intact as one country and will not fall apart because of these problems”, he said
The minister also said Uganda is willing to offer Bashir Asylum considering the role Bashir played in revamping the South Sudan peace settlement, he surely deserves so.
“If President Omar el Bashir applies for asylum in Uganda, it is a matter that can be considered by the President of Uganda.” said minister Okello
The Chairperson of the foreign affairs Committee Hood Katuramu said that it was imperative of Uganda to ensure that peace prevails since Sudan was one of Uganda’s key partners.
The minister also commented on the Uganda-Rwanda relationship as asked by Ngora county MP David Abara, Oryem said that Uganda had no major issue with Rwanda that why it’s boarders have remained open to everyone.
The minister further noted that Rwandese of every trade were free to access the country without any hindrances.