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Cabinet approves $1.7m for world veteran’s conference  

By William Madouk


Council of ministers, on Friday approved over $ 1.7 million for 2024 World Veterans Federation conference to be hosted by South Sudan.

Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Gen. Chol Thon Balok, had presented a resolution for the country to host the 2024 veteran’s conference.

The cabinet, chaired by President Salva Kiir Mayardit, approved the resolution.

Addressing the media, Minister of Information, Michael Makuei Lueth said that after deliberation, the Cabinet accepted the request.

“The cost of the conference is $1,750,000, which was approved by the Cabinet,” he added.

The minister said this presentation was made in accordance with the request presented to the Government of South Sudan by the President of the Veterans Federation.

“They proposed that this conference should be held in South Sudan in 2024,” Makuei told reporters emphasized.

According to the minister, the cabinet also directed the minister of finance and planning to mobilize the resources for successful organization of the veterans’ symposium.

Makuei said the conference will be attended by world-wounded heroes and heroines, including veterans of liberation struggles from the member states.

“They will be coming to South Sudan to attend this conference here. They come and discuss issues to do with them as veterans and wounded heroes,” he explained.

The World Veterans Federation (WVF) is the world’s largest international veteran organization.

The federation consists of 172 veterans’ organizations from 121 countries, representing some 60 million veterans worldwide.

The principal aims of the WVF are to defend the spiritual and material interests of veterans, victims of war, and their families by all available legal means and to maintain international peace and security.

In accordance with the letter and spirit of the Charter of the United Nations and by respecting the human rights and fundamental freedoms set forth in the International Bill of Human Rights.

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