JUBA – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa have met on Saturday and discussed South Sudan’s revitalized peace agreement and economic cooperation between the two counties.
Kiir left on Thursday for a three-day state visit to South Africa where he is expected to also discuss bilateral relations – beside the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement – with his South African counterparts.
In a statement, South African presidency said the two leaders met on Saturday to discuss the peace agreement and also bilateral relations on the economic aspects and reiterated its readiness to help the world’s youngest country to achieve peace.
“His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa receives courtesy call from His Excellency President Salva Kiir [Mayardit] of the Republic of South Sudan during his 3-day working visit to South Africa,” the South African presidency statement reads in part.
“The leaders are assessing the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan and exploring mutual areas of interest and economic opportunities in Agriculture, Tourism, Minerals and Energy & the Services sector,” it added.
It further said the southern African country “remains committed to assist in building lasting peace in the region.”