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Dau urges diplomats to polish country’s image

By Ephraim Modi Duku Sokiri

Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Deng Dau Deng urged heads of missions, and Chargé d’affaires to polishing the country’s image outside.

In a briefing, the minister focused on a ten-point plan to discreetly reestablish and paint a good image of South Sudan as directed by the President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

“It is important to note that I was directed by H.E. the president to act in the absence of the minister, and today marks my sixty-seventh day in office. I have conducted several meetings with the leadership in the Ministry,” said Acting Minister.

The minister urged the head of missions to enhance their performance in order to deliver on specific mandates and acknowledge the missions’ efforts and fortify them to endure in the face of hitches.

“I must admit that there are very many heads of missions who are doing extraordinary work in terms of reporting, mobilizing resources for the country, supporting peace efforts, and connecting the home countries to institutions of the receiving state,” he noted.

The acting minister also urged the heads of mission to lobby and engage with appropriate powers in order to lift sanctions and the arms embargo, change perceptions about the human rights record, and engage key humanitarian donors in order to continue giving assistance to the needy, across the country.

Concerning reminiscences, Dau stated that after the diplomats and attachés evoked, the ministry will soon send out recall letters to ambassadors and deputies.

Acting foreign affairs minister further hinted in his ten-points during the meeting that, a holder of diplomatic, special, and official passports must be restricted, for the ministry will not renew passports for people who do not meet the requirements.

Dau echoed to convene regular briefings with diplomatic community, accredited United Nations agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as desired, contingent on the mails to be conveyed.

The meeting clinched with an empathetic to display unvarying sessions with the heads of missions, consenting them the chance to tale spinal with plans for how they believe the ministry can proceed.

On international and regional organizations obligations, the government admitted wholly to vibrant arrears. Admitting that the country determination to galvanize cooperation agreements and memoranda of understanding, or MOUs, with foreign countries.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is a cabinet-level government ministry responsible for the execution and management of South Sudan‘s foreign policy and international engagements.

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