AUTHOR: Daniel Garang Deng | PUBLISHED: August 19, 2023
President Kiir waves as he travel to Nairobi as seen off by the first vice president Dr. Riek Machar. August 19,2023. |Credit |Presidential Press Unit
President Salva Kiir has traveled to Nairobi this morning for a one day State Visit to Kenya for a bilateral talks with President William Samoei Ruto on diplomatic relations and economic cooperation.
According to the statement from the office of the president, acting minister of Foreign Affairs and international cooperation Deng Dau Malek who is among the team traveling to Nairobi said Kiir and Ruto will discuss trade, transport and security management along the common borders.
“The two leaders will also discuss regional peace and security, particularly the crisis in Sudan and the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where South Sudan has deployed troops as part of the East African Regional Force to help restore peace in the restive area,” the statement partly reads.
President Kiir is being accompanied by the Minister of Presidential Affairs Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Acting Foreign Minister Deng Dau Malek, Cabinet Affairs Minister Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro, Transport Minister Madut Biar Yel.
President Kiir was seen off at Juba International Airport by the First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny and other senior government officials.