Gen. Kiir Woos African Leaders In Diplomatic Challenge Against Bashir
President of the Republic H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit in the margins of Global African Diaspora Summit in separate meetings with a number of the African leaders, discussed the situations in the country.
Among the leaders the President met include the President of the Republic of South African and the host of the Summit H.E. Jacub Zuma, the President of Benin who is also the chairperson of the African Union (AU) H.E Boni Yayi, and the African Union Commissioner (AUC) Mr. Jean Ping.
H.E Kiir briefed those leaders in detail on the challenges facing the young nation as a result of the aggressive and the hostile activities being carried out by Khartoum government against the innocent people of South Sudan.
Kiir reiterated to the African Union leaders that amicable dialogue on the outstanding issues with Khartoum is the only option for peace, and that South Sudan is committed to the UN and AU/PS resolutions.
African leaders commended South Sudan’s option of peaceful solution to the issues with Khartoum and expressed readiness to providing support to the position of the young nation.
The Republic of South Sudan Charge de Affairs in South African, Amb. John Gai Yoh described the participation of the President in the first Global African Diaspora Summit important because South Sudan has a good number of its people in the Diaspora.
He further said the presence of the President in the summit has shown commitment of the country to the African agenda and to the enhancement of the relationships between African and the Diaspora.
Amb. Gai explained that the forum was a chance to explain the issues that are not understood to some of the African leaders.
Salva Kiir on Thursday May 23 afternoon arrived in Johannesburg to participate as one of the African Union member state, in the first Global African Diaspora Summit which started on Friday May at Sandton Sun Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Summit which is organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Republic of South Africa under the theme “Africa and Her Diaspora, A shared past, Present and Future”, brought together leaders from over sixty (60) countries from AU member states, South American countries, AU organs and various organizations working for the Diaspora.
The summit was organized, after recognizing the fact that African Diaspora found in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and various parts of the world are an integral part of Africa and considered as the sixth region of the continent.
AU defined African Diaspora as “People of African Origin living outside the continent willing to develop Africa and build the union”.
The First Global African Diaspora Summit focused on the formulation of the African Diaspora roadmap and provided a platform for the Diaspora to address cross-sectoral issues and actively engaged in areas of renewable energy, technological transformation, food security, tourism, combating HIV.AIDS, Education, gender equality.
The summit aimed to lead to the Global advancement and improvement of lives in Africa.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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