Gov’t ready to cooperate with world, says Minister
By Mandela Nelson Denis
The government of South Sudan is ready to cooperate with the world to achieve its interests peacefully and objectively, said the newly appointed Foreign Affairs Minister Awut Deng Acuil.
Speaking yesterday during Ambassadors’ Conference attended by foreign envoys and dignitaries in Juba, Acuil said the government of South Sudan will work hand-in-hand with countries around the globe in settling diplomatic affairs.
“We are ready to cooperate with all countries in the world to achieve our interests peacefully, as we enter a new era of our history,” she said in the conference meant to discuss the draft of the foreign policy for the country.
Minister Awut said the two-day conference will focus on discovering ways through which South Sudan will achieve its interests in global politics to ensure the wellbeing of its people, and ensure good relationship with its neighbors and beyond.
Speaking on the same occasion, Deng Dau Malak the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said the draft foreign policy shows that South Sudan can solve its problems.
“Coming here to discuss the draft of the foreign policy shows that we can solve our own problems,” Deng Dau said.
The Vice President, Dr. James Wani Igga who spoke on behalf of President Salva Kiir Mayardit said the government’s priority was to bring peace.
“In my power, I will love to see a peaceful South Sudan and restoration of lasting stability in the country,” said Dr. Igga who read the script extended by the President.
He also revealed that the President requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be supported by all line ministries and development partners so as to overcome some of its challenges.