South Africa to Support South Sudan’s Media

Posted: September 9, 2011 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Martin Jada

8 September 2011

press release

Juba — The Republic of South Africa has expressed readiness to support the development of media and communication systems in the Republic of South Sudan.

This was revealed today during a meeting between the minister for Information and Broadcasting Hon Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin and the Editor-in-Chief of the independent Pan African News and renowned South African journalist Dr Snuki Zikalala.

Dr Marial thanked the government of South Africa for its continued support to the Republic of South Sudan. He pledged the two countries will cooperate to push forward the principles of democracy and mutual investment to improve the livelihoods of their citizens. On his part, Dr Zikalala said that they will hit the ground as soon as the requisite framework is developed.

In another event, Dr Marial received a special Pakistani delegation led by Ambassador Seema Naqvi. The delegation expressed interest to support the Republic of South Sudan in the areas of information, engineering, medicine, education and textile manufacturing.

In an exclusive interview with this staff writer, Ambassador Naqvi affirmed the commitment of the Pakistani government to stand by the people of South Sudan as they make the first steps into their independence. She also said that Pakistan will support various training programmes in diverse fields in an effort to bring together the citizens of both countries in mutually-beneficial friendship.

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