President Kiir receives credentials of UK and Norway ambassadors

Posted: September 17, 2011 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

President Kiir meets AU/HIP delegation

JUBA, 17 September 2011 – The President of the Republic H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit today in his office met the AU/HIP delegation led by the former President of South Africa Mr Thabo Mbeki.

The meeting was also attended by some prominent figures in the SPLM among them Mr. Pagan Amum Okech, the SPLM Secretary General, Hon Nhial Deng Nhial, the minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon Kosti Manibe, and the minister for Finance and Economic Planning, among others.


President Kiir meeting the AU/HIP delegation.
[Photo: Thomas Kenneth]

Shortly after the meeting, Mr. Amum said the meeting focused on the way forward for the negotiations between the Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan on the outstanding issues of Abyei, oil sector and oil arrears owned by South Sudan to be paid by the Sudan, contribution of South Sudan to assist in filling financial gap of the Sudan, the security situations between the two countries, returning of South Sudan IDPs from the North and the issues of payments of post-independence benefits by the Khartoum government to the South Sudanese people who were working in the North.

Mr Amum stated that during the meeting President Kiir expressed commitment of continuing with negotiations on the remaining issues with the Khartoum government to reach a comprehensive final agreement, which can put a base for good relations between Juba and Khartoum. Mr Amum explained that South Sudan is looking for a fair commercial agreement with Khartoum in the oil sector so that the Republic of South Sudan can export its oil through the Republic of Sudan based on pipeline fees payment that meets international standards. He revealed that President of the Republic H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit will present his positions on all the remaining issues within one week as requested by the panel.

Reported by Thomas Kenneth

President Kiir receives credentials of UK and Norway ambassadors

JUBA, 16 September 2011 – The President of the Republic H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit has today on Friday September16th, 2011 received the credentials of two ambassadors accredited to the Republic of South Sudan, in a special accreditation ceremony organized at the Presidential Guest House in Juba.

The ambassadors are: Mr. Alaster Mcphail Ambassador of United Kingdom to South Sudan who is considered to be the first ambassador accredited in South Sudan and has taken the Ambassadors Deanship in the new nation. The second ambassador to present her credentials to the President was Mrs. Ingrid Osfstad, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to South Sudan.


President Kiir receives the UK ambassador.
[Photo: Thomas Kenneth]

Shortly after the accreditation ceremony, the minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hon Nhial Deng Nhial told the press that the Republic of South Sudan has started the process of receiving credentials of the diplomatic envoys of different countries to South Sudan. Hon. Nhial also disclosed that the President of the Republic H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit assured the two ambassadors of his full cooperation with them in facilitating their mission of establishing a strong and beneficiary relationship with the new nation. He also explained that the two kingdoms have a long term relationship with the people of South Sudan since the struggle and they will help the new nation in standing on its own feet.

The British ambassador to South Sudan Mr. Alsater Mcphail said his appointment and accreditation as the first ambassador to South Sudan is a signal of a continuous commitment of the United Kingdom to help the new nation. The ambassador also said that the UK looks forward to seeing South Sudan join the commonwealth.


The Norwegian ambassador presenting her credentials to President Kiir.
[Photo: Thomas Kenneth]

The ambassador of Norway to South Sudan Mrs. Ingrid Osfstad expressed her appreciation to the President for accrediting her to be the first ambassador of Norway to South Sudan, and she said Norway will always be on the side of the people of South Sudan in capacity building, economy and petroleum sector.

Reported by Thomas Kenneth

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