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South Sudan president visits South Africa

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President Salva Kiir Mayardit is in South Africa on an official visit at the invitation Cyril Ramaphosa, the South African President. Kiir was warmly received at OR Tambo International Airport by senior South African government officials, and is expected to hold talks with his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa.

The three-day official visit will focus on bilateral relations, cementing efforts for a sustainable peace in South Sudan – specifically issues concerning implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement in South Sudan, and economic cooperation.

Kiir will also be meeting with Deputy President David Mabuza, following his recent visit to Juba.

Mabuza briefed Kiir on his visit to Sudan, Kenya and Uganda, and emphasized South Africa’s commitment to peace in South Sudan and the region.

Kiir is accompanied by the minister of Defence, Kuol Manyang Juk, a minister in the Office of the President, Mayiik Ayii Deng, and Lands minister, Ladu Gore.

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