Kiir signs fiber optics deal with Ruto for Eldoret-Juba
AUTHOR: Daniel Garang Deng | PUBLISHED: August 20, 2023
South Sudan and Kenya have signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of fiber optic cable along Eldoret-Juba road to boost trade among the two countries.
South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and his Kenyan counterpart president William Samoei Ruto have also agreed on strengthening bilateral relations including the implementation of the joint infrastructural projects under the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport Corridor project (LAPSSET).
President Kiir visited Kenya on Saturday where he had bilateral discussion with President Ruto in Nairobi.
“Kiir and Ruto witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding to establish a fiber optic cable along the Eldoret-Juba road to enhance connectivity between the two countries,” reads the statement from the office of President Kiir.
According to the statement issued by the state house of Kenya, President Ruto said they had also agreed to exploit the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement to increase trade between the two nations.
“President Kiir and I had the opportunity to share ideas about collaborating to seize emerging opportunities to improve the trade balance between our two nations,” the statement adds.
The two presidents also commit to complete the construction of the 11km Nadapal to Nakodok road to boost business between the two nations.