Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Republic of South Sudan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Chinese company to construct new presidential terminal at Juba International Airport

23 Aug 2023, Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA – South Sudan and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see China’s Communications Construction Company build a new presidential terminal and apron at the Juba International Airport.

President Salva Kiir and the Chairman of China’s Communications Construction Company, Wang Tongzhou, witnessed the signing of the MoU on Wednesday in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the side-lines of the 15th BRICS Summit.

The MoU also calls for the construction by the Company of a dry port at Nimule, some 192 kilometres south of the capital Juba, on the border with Uganda.

Minister of Transport Hon. Madut Biar signed on behalf of South Sudan and Wang for his company.

This comes amidst a steady development of relations between South Sudan and China, which is currently undertaking numerous giant development projects across the country.

President Kiir and members of his delegation, including Cabinet Affairs Minister Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro, Presidential Affairs Minister Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hon. Deng Dau Deng, arrived in South Africa on Tuesday to participate at the BRICS Summit.

This year’s gathering is being organized under the theme: BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development, and Inclusive Multilateralism.

More than 60 countries and regions have been invited to this year’s BRICS Summit in South Africa, the first such in-person event since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic at the end of 2019.