October 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government on Thursday laid down a draft foreign policy for the upcoming unity government expected in November.
The world’s youngest country took the step after several years of civil war in which the country’s image has been tarnished by factors such as lack of political will to end the war which began six years ago.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Thursday conducted ambassador’s conference under the theme: “Empowering and enhancing the foreign policy of the reconstituted TGONU”.
The high-level diplomatic meeting aimed at discussing and deliberating on issues facing diplomacy and foreign affairs in the country.
Addressing the diplomats and ambassadors of South Sudan, Vice President Dr. James Wani Igga said President Salva Kiir was urging all heads of mission abroad to restore the good image of the country.
“Number three is, restoration of our good image, confidence and trust of the regional and international community to make our country once again attractive for investors across the world,” Dr Igga said on behalf of the President.
For her part, the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Awut Deng said there is need for the country’s foreign policy to be effective in coping with what she said is the change the country is experiencing.
“Our diplomacy and foreign policy needs to be more effective and so as to cope and match with the change that is currently spreading through the whole of the region and the entire world,” Deng said.