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President Kiir, UN discuss elections, development

Charles K Mark


President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dennis Francis, the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), met on Thursday to discuss the elections and development progress.

According to the Office of the President, the meeting between the two leaders focused on upcoming elections and the Country’s ambitions for a successful and progressive future for its citizens.

During the meeting, Francis expressed gratitude towards South Sudan’s open-door policy, particularly in hosting refugees from neighboring Sudan.

He also emphasized the importance of inclusivity in the development efforts, highlighting the extraordinary potential of South Sudan’s population.

The UNGA president stressed the importance of investing in education and training to empower the people and drive positive changes within the nation.

Meanwhile, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro, also provided insights into the purpose of the UN delegates’ visit to the country.

He stated that the purpose of their assessment across various sectors in South Sudan was to align with both regional and international agendas.

Dr. Lomuro noted that President Kiir reaffirmed his government’s commitment to collaborating closely with the UN to address the challenges facing the nation.

“As South Sudan’s collaboration with the United Nations strengthens, concerted efforts are expected to be undertaken to solve existing difficulties and establish a brighter future for the South Sudanese people,” he mentioned.

Mr. Francis arrived in Juba early this week in a visit that aims to further strengthen and foster cooperation between the Republic of South Sudan and the United Nations.

He is expected to meet also with children, university students, civil society, and displaced families during his stay in South Sudan.


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