Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Republic of South Sudan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

President Kiir returns to Juba after attending UN General Assembly

24 Sept 2023, Juba, SOUTH SUDAN – President Kiir has returned back to Juba after participating in the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

In his remarks, Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. James Pitia Morgan said President Kiir conducted several bilateral meetings with other world leaders in America on global peace and security.

While in America, President Kiir called for lifting of arms embargo, noting that the imposed sanctions are major impediments to the implementation of the peace agreement, as this has derailed the deployment of the necessary unified forces.

On his part, Presidential Affairs Minister Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin said South Sudan ministers held side-line meetings with their counterparts in New York, adding that Education Minister secured 50 million US dollars deal for education sector.

This year the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly was held under the Theme: “Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals Towards Peace, Prosperity, Progress and the Sustainability for All” – affords an opportunity for member states to take mid-way assessment on the successes and shortfalls towards attaining the Global Goals.