Kampala - The Ugandan government on Wednesday called for commitment from the rebel Lord's Resistance Army on the eve the reopening of stalled peace talks, an attempt to halt the country's two-decade war.
Government delegation spokesperson Felix Kulaije urged foreign nations to pressure the LRA rebels to commit to the talks that kick off Thursday in the southern Sudanese capital Juba.
"We appeal to the international community to exert more pressure on the other side so that they are serious this time because for us we are ready to go all the way," Kulaije said.
For their part, the LRA said they hoped the talks would proceed without hiccups.
"We hope it will be smooth this time," said rebel delegate Ayena Odongo.