National, News

South Sudan invites Russian investors

By Bida Elly David

South Sudan has made a call for Russian entrepreneurs and merchants to come and invest in the Country in a variety of areas.

This call was made during a sideline meeting between Russian Entrepreneurs and a South Sudan delegation assigned by the government to partake in a second Russian-African summit in Moscow.

Taban Deng Gai, the Vice President for Infrastructure Cluster, headed the South Sudan delegation.

The delegation briefed President Salva Kiir Mayardit yesterday about their successful mission to Moscow.

In a statement seen by this outlet on the Presidential Facebook page, Gen. Taban Deng Gai said in his report to President Kiir that the coming in of Russian investors will boost development in the country.

Taban said their sideline meeting tackled the need for Russian entrepreneurs to majorly invest in the mining sector, among others.

He said the invitation of Russian investors to the mining sector will ease the extraction and identification of underground minerals.

He added that the meeting also tackled the need for Russians to invest in the education sector to boost learning for the future generation.

Vice President Taban, in his report to the President, did not, however, clarify whether the Russian investors have demonstrated their enthusiasm for the call for investment in the concerned areas.

“The South Sudan’s delegation to Russia held a number of sideline meetings with the Russian entrepreneurs and encouraged them (entrepreneurs) to come and invest in the country in a wide range of areas, including mining and education, among others,” VP Taban told the media.

The head of delegation also stated that the political summit in Moscow ended well with African recommendations demanding the two conflicting countries, Ukraine and Russia, to declare a cessation of hostilities and live in peace.

“President Kiir received the report from the Vice President for Infrastructure Cluster Taban Deng Gai on his recent participation at the second Russian-African Summit and said African leaders used the event to call for peace between Russia and Ukraine,” the statement partly reads.

Other members of the delegation included acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deng Dau Deng, the Minister of Mining, Martin Abucha, and first undersecretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Kuol Daniel Ayulo.


Comments are closed.