South Sudan: Yesterday, President Salva Kiir Mayardit received credentials from four (4) Ambassadors accredited to the Republic of South Sudan, as per the guidelines of President Kiir’s office.
As per the information from their official Facebook page, there were two (2) resident ambassadors from the Republic of Sudan and the People’s Republic of China and two (2) non-resident ambassadors from the Kingdom of Sweden and the Swiss Confederation.
The names of the Excellences, newly accredited ambassadors are as follows;
1. H.E. Amb. Gamal Abdelmageed, from The Republic of Sudan
2. H.E. Amb. Ma Qiang, from the People’s Republic of China
3. H.E. Amb. Signe Burgstaller, from The Kingdom of Sweden
4. H.E. Amb. Tamara Mond from The Swiss Confederation
President Kiir formally welcomed all of the Ambassadors to the Republic of South Sudan and shared the following briefly regarding what he feels about each nation’s relationship with South Sudan.
Firstly, acknowledge how we hold a unique and unbreakable bond with our sister nation, the Republic of Sudan. President Kiir remarked how despite now existing as two nations, we would forever be tied culturally, historically and geopolitically with Sudan.
The President is committed to continuing to support Sudan through its transitions and highlighting to the rest of the world how reconciliation lays a path for peace and stability.
According to President Kiir, “There is a strong relationship between the two nations and will continue to build under the tenure of Amb. Gambal shall highlight how prosperous the whole horn of Africa region can be when we work in cooperation.”
The People’s Republic of China has had steadfast friendly relations with the Republic of South Sudan dating back prior to our independence, said President Kiir.
Furthermore, he noted how China’s support for South Sudan in the international arena is not something that the government of South Sudan takes for granted. The mutual respect for the sovereign and territorial integrity of both nations stands as the foundation for the strength of our economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation. He also sends his regards back to Beijing and looks forward to seeing the completion of many projects our two nations have embarked on together.
The Swiss Confederation’s commitment to South Sudan, dating back to before our independence, is foundational to the cooperation we are bolstering today, said President Kiir.
At the same time, he also thanked the ambassador for Switzerland’s commitment to areas of food security and livelihood, civilian protection and their support in the realm of peace and conflict resolution. He looks forward to seeing the work of Amb. Signe.
According to the official reports, the Kingdom of Sweden is another partner that has had a steadfast relationship with South Sudan. President Kiir remarked his gratitude for Sweden’s commitment to supporting peace and security both in South Sudan and further across the horn of Africa region. He wished Amb. Tamara, good luck with this new assignment.