July 08, 2021 — After visiting president Salva Kiir on Thursday, 8th July 2021, TROIKA Special Envoys representing United States, British and Norway visited His Excellency, Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, the First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, in his office to congratulate the people of South Sudan on the 10th Independence Anniversary.
According to the office of the First Vice President, the meeting discussed the political situation in the country, the 10th anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, and issues pertaining to the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement.
In a statement to the media after the meeting, Ambassador Endre Stainsen, the Norway Special Envoy said they came to congratulate the people of South Sudan on the 10th independence anniversary of the Republic of South Sudan.
“We have just concluded a very long, a very good meeting with Dr. Riek Machar. We came here a TROIKA to congratulate the people of South Sudan on their 10th year independence anniversary that will be celebrated tomorrow and we are very happy to be here to attend the occasion because then we will have a chance to reconfirm our commitment to the peace and prosperity as well as inclusive development for the people of South Sudan” Ambassador Endre said.
“We also discussed the current situation with the First Vice President, he gave us his fair assessment and we have given him some of our thoughts. Also we stressed the need of collaboration between the government of South Sudan and the International Community” He continued.
“We are very confident that we will be able to collaborate very closely in the future” He concludes.
Ambassador Stainsen reiterates the Troika Countries’ commitment to the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, the prosperity and inclusive development to the people of South Sudan.
Speaking during an interview yesterday with Jeff Koinange, President Kiir stressed that his biggest fear is the international community especially how they UN Security Council, TROIKA and other countries are ganging up against his governments by imposing arms embargo and individuals sanctions on his officials who are being accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country.