South Sudanese Army Chief of Staff, General Paul Malong has dismissed as "baseless rumours", reports of an Egyptian army intervention in the fighting in his country.
Malong told the Middle East News Agency that the Egyptian contribution in South Sudan aims to bring peace and promote stability.
He has stressed on the depth of relations between his country and Egypt pointing out that these relations will be channelled to the benefit of future generations.
Malong thanked the Egyptian government and people for sending a plane carrying aid to the people of South Sudan adding that he hoped Egypt had participated with the regional protection forces to support stability in South Sudan.
Malong also praised Egypt's role in the region, saying that his country is looking forward to benefit from the Egyptian army's experiences by sending army officers to receive training in Egypt in the near future.