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Kiir lands Uganda for NAM summit

By Staff writer


President Salva Kiir Mayardit is in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to attend the 19th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

The President left yesterday accompanied by several ministers and other government officials.

Lily Adhieu Martin Manyiel, the Presidential spokesperson, said President Kiir will attend the summit and also participate in other summits expected to take place

Amidst the NAM summit, President Kiir who is the Chairperson of the East African Community will also participate in the IGAD Heads of State meeting, a gathering that will provide an opportunity for regional leaders to discuss the pressing political issues affecting the Horn of Africa.

According to Adhieu, President Kiir’s itinerary also includes participation in the G77 Plus China Summit. This summit aims to enhance collaboration among nations in various domains, such as trade, investment, sustainable development, climate change, poverty eradication, and the digital economy.

South Sudan’s membership application to the NAM was accepted last year.

Being a member of NAM, a forum of 120 developing countries promoting peace, independence, and international cooperation, South Sudan now has a voice on the global stage.

The organization provides a platform for advocating for its interests on issues like conflict resolution, economic development, and human rights.

As a member state, South Sudan can gain access to crucial resources and expertise, potentially accelerating its post-conflict reconstruction and development efforts.

The organization acts as a bridge between developing nations and the developed world, fostering cooperation and dialogue.

South Sudan could leverage this network to attract foreign investment, build trade partnerships, and improve its standing in the international community.

However, to fully enjoy these privileges, the organization’s charter emphasizes principles like non-alignment with major power blocs and commitment to peaceful conflict resolution.

Since its establishment in 1961, NAM has been dedicated to promoting innovative approaches to tackling global challenges.

It was founded with the view to advancing interests of developing countries in the context of Cold War confrontation. After the United Nations, it is the largest grouping of states worldwide



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