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Norway pledges support to Nairobi talks

By Charles K Mark


Norwegian government has reaffirmed its commitment to fostering lasting peace in South Sudan, a country it considers a longstanding ally.

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide emphasized Norway’s dedication to collaborating with Kenya in overcoming the obstacles impeding the South Sudanese peace process.

“We are not going to fail the people of South Sudan, because you are here for the people,” Eide said while addressing participants of the Tumaini Initiative in Nairobi last Friday.

Eide reiterated Norway’s historical friendship with South Sudan and assured continued support in resolving the challenges obstructing the path to peace.

For his part, Ambassador Albino Mathem Abuong, the head of the South Sudanese government delegation to the Tumaini talks, expressed the government’s strong commitment to achieving sustainable peace.

“The presence of the government delegation in Nairobi signals a serious intent to secure lasting peace for South Sudan,” Abuong said.

Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, representing the holdout opposition group, also conveyed optimism about the Tumaini Initiative’s potential to resolve the ongoing conflicts and prioritize the welfare of the South Sudanese people.

The Nairobi peace talks commenced early this month intending to address the root cause of conflict and find a solution for lasting peace in the country ahead of the December election.


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