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Riyadh, Juba strengthen ties: Establish diplomatic missions

Author : | Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Saudi Arabia is planning to establish a consulate in Juba to improve economic and bilateral relations with South Sudan.

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Uganda, Dr. Jamal Bin Abdul-Aziz – who will also serve as head of mission for South Sudan, presented his credentials to President Salva Kiir this week.

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mawien Makol said South Sudan will in turn establish a diplomatic mission in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

‘‘The benefit is actuality that we will have direct contact on bilateral relations and terms,” said Mr. Makol.

“The other thing is that Saudi Arabia is interested in engaging in development here in South Sudan.

“They will be able to help in other sectors of development such as the services and economic sectors in South Sudan.”

Ambassador Makol also said that South Sudan is willing to establish embassies in Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

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