JUBA — A high-level delegation of the United States Congress are in South Sudan’s capital Juba to promotes bilateral relations between United States and South Sudan, according to the presidency.
Kiir’s office said in a statement seen by Sudans Post that the visiting United States lawmakers, ten in number, include Jonathan Scott Gration, Marjorie Margolies, Christopher Shays, Mark Deli, Troy Dale, Richard Nelson Swetter, Gary Robert Waldton, Mark Daneil, Rollan A Roberts, and Bob MchEwen.
“Monday 26th July 2021-The Minister of Presidential Affairs Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin received ten America congressmen from the United States of America,” the presidency statement reads in part.
“Their purpose of visit is to strengthen mutual and bilateral cooperation between Juba and Washington DC,” the statement adds.
Speaking to journalists after arrival at Juba International Airport, newly-appointed presidential envoy Albino Mathom Ayuel said “the visit is a new beginning for bilateral relations between the two-sisterly countries.”
For his part, minister of presidential affairs Barnaba Marial Benjamin said “the visit will pave way for mutual relations and cooperation between the two countries.”
Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Mr. Mark Deli Siljandet said “the purpose of their visit to Juba aims to support the government and the people of South Sudan in areas of politics, faith and development.”