By Bida Elly David
The President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit yesterday left Juba for Nairobi to join his East African Community Counterparts at the septet summit of the heads of States.
He was accompanied by a number of delegates from the government of South Sudan who fully escorted him for the peace summit upon the call.
In 2016, South Sudan joined the membership of the East African Community, but it’s yet to fully rectify some protocols to fully benefit from the regional block.
South Sudan being part and partial of the East African Community was defined by the country’s leadership to facilitate and simplify movement of trading activities such as goods and services with its neighboring countries.
Recently, the Congolese President visited South Sudan to discuss ways through which they would jointly push South Sudan to accomplish its entry to the East African Community aimed at boosting economic and trading activities for the development of the country.
In their previous discussion came in the manifestation of the President’s departure to attend the summit with a positive move in return.
In a statement seen on the Presidential official Facebook Page, the other aim of Kiir’s journey to Nairobi was to join the third conclave of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue of the Nairobi process on the peace and security situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
South Sudan being a closest neighbour to the Democratic Republic of Congo could contribute fully towards finding solutions to the security situation in DRC.