South Sudan’s Machar Meets Foreign Diplomats In Washington, DC!
October 01, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s former Vice President and First Vice President of the upcoming Transitional Government of National Unity continues to brief both South Sudanese Diaspora and foreign diplomats across the United States of America.
This afternoon, the commander in chief of the armed Opposition, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, met with Norwegian Foreign Minister, Amb. Borge Brende, in Washington, DC.
“In Washington D.C, I held a meeting this afternoon with Norwegian foreign minister, Amb. Borge Brende” Machar said.
According to Machar, the two leaders shared ideas on the recently signed peace agreement and its implementation.
“I have discussed and shared with him ideas and we also touched issues of the recently signed peace agreement and its implementation process.” he said.
Dr. Machar reiterates that Norway is not only one of the best friends of South Sudan but a major donor country in the humanitarian assistance for South Sudan.
The today’s meeting came after similar meetings in New York with foreign diplomats.
The chairman and his delegation, who have briefed South Sudanese communities in New York are expected to travel to Omaha, Nebraska, this weekend to brief one of the largest South Sudanese settlements in the United States.
According to organizers, the public briefing will be held at Mid-America Centre, 1 Arena Way Council Bluffs, on the third of October.
While South Sudan’s vice president, Mr. James Wani Igga, may return to South Sudan in the next few days without meeting the South Sudanese communities in the United states, Machar is utilizing his invitation to consolidate peace and reconcile South Sudanese communities in diaspora.
Mr. Igga, who has been loud on the West and proposed banning of dual citizenship of South Sudanese diaspora, has received very little welcome in the United States.
The vice president addressed the United Nation General assembly this year while Salva Kiir, who declined his invitation, addressed the high-level meeting on South Sudan through Skype from Juba, South Sudan.
Mr. Kiir declined to attend the sideline meeting on South Sudan by heads of states and government in New York in 2014, which observers believe led to invitation of all the stakeholders this year.