President Kiir met with US delegates, former congressmen and women

His Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit, on Saturday (27-08-2022), met a delegation from the USA, comprising of former congressmen, women, and business individuals, to discuss areas of mutual cooperation and how to strengthen bilateral relations between the two Countries.

His Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit, on Saturday (27-08-2022), met a delegation from the USA, comprising of former congressmen, women, and business individuals, to discuss areas of mutual cooperation and how to strengthen bilateral relations between the two Countries.

The U.S delegation acknowledged that there had been sustainable progress and pledged to work with the government of South Sudan.

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In his remarks during the meeting, H.E. President Kiir stated that he is looking forward to engaging with the USA to deepen the historical bilateral relations between the two Countries.

Furthermore, he also mentioned that the USA stood with the people of South Sudan during the liberation struggle to achieve Independence.

“If we have peace and stability, then we can smoothly achieve economic prosperity, Justice, and Liberty in the Country. President Kiir emphasized how the arms embargo and sanctions imposed on his government are affecting the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement and the prosperity of the Country, said Kiir.

On his part, the head of the delegation, Mark Siljander, said they would convey the message to their leadership in the United States in ways it will help the South Sudanese people and the government to move toward peace, stability, prosperity, liberty, and justice.

The members of the US delegation have also acknowledged that they are aware that the sanctions are not helping but affecting the Country’s prosperity and the implementation of the peace agreement. They pledged to work harder to ensure that the sanctions are removed for South Sudan to prosper.

The delegation raised a number of specific suggestions and action points that will help strengthen the bilateral relations between South Sudan and the United States of America, particularly on the arms embargo, sanctions, and other issues facing South Sudan.

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Mark said they are not here just to talk but to learn and partner together and establish the environment for long-term peace and stability.

“Because we were here from the beginning, and we want to change and rebuild our relations into hope and enthusiasm, and that is why we are here.” Mark further added during a press conference after the meeting.