PRESS RELEASE “Indian Ambassador visited Malakal”


Ambassador S D Moorthy visited Malakal from 10-12 April 2019 to attend the UN Medal parade ceremony organized by Indian Battalion stationed in Malakal, Central Upper Nile State. The Indian peacekeepers were decorated with UN Medal for their meritorious service in South Sudan.

During the trip, Ambassador met the Governor of Central Upper Nile State, Hon. James Tor Monybuny in his office in Malakal.

The Governor requested Ambassador Moorthy to consider his State’s students for scholarships to study in India and to send his Government officials for capacity building courses under ITEC. Ambassador assured the Governor that his request would be considered by the Embassy.

Ambassador had also visited an orphanage in Malakal town and spent time with the inmates. The children at the orphanage were given donations of food items, books and writing materials.

The Indian battalion officers have been regularly extending humanitarian support to the orphanage and recently built two toilets for the children sheltered there.

The Ambassador along with Indian battalion officers visited the Veterinary clinic run by them in Malakal town. Every month more than 500 heads of cattle are treated in the hospital. The Indian Veterinary doctor attached with the United Nations Mission is managing the Veterinary Hospital in Malakal.  The Indian battalion re-laid some stretch of road in Malakal and also repaired the runway of the airport.

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