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South Sudan appreciates Turkiye support in education, humanitarian operations

September 21, 2023 at 6:56 pm

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South Sudan’s deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation appreciated Turkiye’s support, Thursday, for his country’s education, humanitarian operations and implementation of a revitalised peace deal, Anadolu Agency reports.

Ramadan Mohamed Abdallah Goc assured Turkish Ambassador, Erdem Mutaf, of the readiness and commitment to expanding existing relations with Turkiye through a close working relationship with the embassy in Juba during a courtesy meeting.

Mutaf congratulated Goc on his new appointment that was announced earlier this month.

Goc thanked Mutaf for his visit and said South Sudan values ​​its long-time relationship with Turkiye.

Mutaf briefed Goc about Turkiye’s foreign policy in Africa and the special importance of South Sudan to Turkiye.

I expressed our appreciation for the friendship that our Embassy enjoys at every level in South Sudan. I informed him about the Turkish foreign policy with respect to the African continent. I gave facts and figures

he said.

Mutaf said he briefed Goc about the embassy’s activities in South Sudan, including humanitarian assistance, capacity-building and education and the two men talked about Turkiye’s scholarships program.

“I requested his facilitation to finalise the Turkish Maarif Foundation’s Juba International School Project,” he said.

He said they exchanged views regarding the peace process in South Sudan.

He assured Goc about Turkiye’s continuing support for the Revitalised Peace Agreement to end the violent conflict in South Sudan.

“We evaluated our bilateral relations and agreements and expressed our resolution to further improve the existing level; we also talked about possible bilateral visits between our countries,” said Mutaf.

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