Juba, South Sudan,
April 23, 2021(Nyamilepedia) — Visiting the war-torn South Sudan, a delegation from the European Union headed by the European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, Janez Lenarčič, has met with president Salva Kiir on Thursday, April 23, 2021 in his office at J1.
According to President Kiir’s press unit, the meeting discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to the humanitarian situation and assistance to South Sudan.
“The meeting discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to the humanitarian situation and assistance to South Sudan as well as the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement.” Read part of the statement seen by Nyamilepedia.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, the European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Janez Lenarčič said, the European Union Commission has initially allocated 43 million Euros for South Sudan humanitarian assistance for the year 2020- 2021.
In addition, Janez Lenarčič said, the European Union expresses its appreciation to the Government and the people of South Sudan for the steps taken toward the implementation of Revitalized peace agreement.
Alongside the president, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hon. Beatrice Khamisa Wani, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster management, Hon. Peter Mayen and the Executive Director in the Office of the President Hon. James Deng Wal also attended the meeting.
Speaking to the media after the meeting Hon. Mayen said they also reviewed the resilience projects that will help in the implementation of the Revitalized peace agreement.
This is the first time the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hon. Peter Mayen, officially appeared on the media after he was recently accused of causing disaster in his hometown of Aweil for firing bullets to get attention of a local football stadium where his wife was playing football.