South Sudan’s First Vice-president lobby for security, trade partnership with Russia

First Vice President Taban Deng Gai speaking before the 73rd annual UNGA meeting in New York, United States (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

June 9th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s First Vice-President, Taban Deng Gai is seeking to strengthen ties with Russian Federation in the fields of energy, infrastructure, peace and security, a close aide said in a statement.

Deng was in Russia’s St. Petersburg to attend the International Economic Forum held from 6th to 8th June 2019 according to a statement from the office of the First Vice-President.

The First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, H. E. Taban Deng Gai, called for more investments from Russia in the areas of energy, infrastructure and for closer cooperation between the two countries to ensure peace and stability in the region,” the statement partly read.

This came during the International Economic Forum held at St. Petersburg from 6th to 8th June, 2019,” it added.

The statement said during the conference which was also attended by leaders of Russia, China as well as the UN Secretary General, the First Vice-President underscored the important of cooperation between South Sudan, Russia and China.

H. E. Taban Deng Gai underscored the importance of the continued support of Russia to the development of oil and gas sector in the Republic of South Sudan as well as to the political and economic stability in the region and in the continent,” the statement added.

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