South Sudan

S. Sudan Appeals For US Support


side effects geneva;”>Speaking at the independence anniversary of the United States on Thursday, more about the official government spokesperson, ed Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin said South Sudan is in need of US contribution to see that the cooperation agreement is respected by Sudan.

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The two countries have in recent months seen violent clashes of their security forces especially at the border.

Benjamin said although South Sudan is committed to the cooperation agreement and good neighborhood with Sudan, the latter is dragging its feet in the implementation of the agreement.

Dr. Benjamin also called on the US investors to invest on oil and the other resources in South Sudan.

US ambassador to South Sudan, Suzan Page reiterated the commitment of the Obama administration to the country saying US stands with South Sudan in good and bad times.

In a related development, the minister Dr. Benjamin also attended the nineteenth anniversary of the Rwandan freedom organized by Rwandan peacekeepers in Juba.

In his key address at the occasion, the minister pledged the government’s commitment to work together and enhance bilateral relations between Rwanda and Africa’s newest country South Sudan.

Hilde Johnson, the UN envoy to South Sudan underscored Rwanda’s contribution in peace building efforts in the Republic of South Sudan.

She said Rwanda efforts dates back to the pre and post-independent South Sudan. After the independence, Rwanda alone deployed to UNMISS 845 troops, 48 police and one hundred eleven aviation officers, she noted.

Rwanda’s contingent commander, Col. David Ngarambe pledged to do much to see a peaceful South Sudan.


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