Kiir in South Africa for bilateral talks

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit boarded a plane to South Africa this afternoon, Thursday 15 April 2021

President Salva Kiir traveled to South Africa for his office described as a “working visit” to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries, including implementing the Revitalized Agreement.

This is the first foreign trip President had made since the COVID-19 outbreak a year ago.

The Minister of Presidential Affairs Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Beatrice Khamisa Wani are among the accompanying delegation”

The Spokesman of the President Mr Ateny Wek Ateny said the state visit is to discuss peace implementation “South Africa will be able to help South Sudan mitigate some of the challenges facing implementation of the peace agreement”

Ateny dismissed media reported that the president trip is related to his health. “This is a wishful thinking always everyone talking about President’s health. The President health is not in any question” He said.

The President will spend three day in South Sudan and expect to return on Sunday this week.

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