South Sudan, UAE re-robust bilateral relations

By William Madouk

South Sudan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have reviewed bilateral relations and they decided to re-boost ties among other cooperations between the two friendly countries.

This comes after acting minister of Foreign Affairs, Deng Dau and his counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan met in Abu Dhabi yesterday to discuss number of issues of interest and exchanged views on regional and international developments.

Mr. Dau appreciated the UAE’s support to South Sudan, stressing deep historical bonds between the two nations.

“The (South) Sudanese minister expressed his appreciation for the UAE’s support to his country, stressing the depth of bilateral relations between the two nations and South Sudan’s keenness to develop cooperation at all levels,” Dau was quoted as saying.

For his part, Al Nahyan affirmed the UAE’s support for South Sudan and everything that achieves the aspirations of its people for peace, stability and development.

He highlighted distinguished relations between the UAE and South Sudan, and the Emirates’ keenness to invest in the available opportunities to develop partnerships between the two nations in various sectors.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State.

While traveling to UAE, acting minister of Foreign Affairs, Dau told media earlier that he left to Abu Debi on an invitation from minister of foreign affairs, Al Nahyan for bilateral talks.

Speaking to SSBC, Dau said his one-day trip is to engage South Sudan partners on its national issues including arms embargo.

“At multilateral level, we have been discussing quite a number of issues in New York and Geneva, so this one is an important visit for South Sudan to be able to partners on our national issues,” Dau said.

“And particularly on issues that are affecting us like the issue of sanctions, we want to engage them to inform some of these members of UN Security Council,” he added.

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