South Sudan President, Salva Kiir las week briefed his foreign envoys on the efforts to end the six years civil war in his country.
Speaking during the closure of Ambassador’s Conference, organized by the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday, Kiir acknowledged the challenges precipitated by the war that broke out in December 2013.
“I would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank you all for the role-played during these difficult times – from eruption of war to the economic challenges that we are undergoing currently,” said Kiir.
He commended the foreign nations for the support extended to the young state since the beginning of the civil strife that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, displaced over 2 million and left half of the population largely surviving on relief for basic needs.
“I want you to convey my thanks and appreciation to the Heads of State and Government of the countries in which you have been accredited to, for the support they have rendered to my Government during the crisis until we signed the R-ACRSS, as well as humanitarian assistance they have been providing to the people of South Sudan,” he said.
United States, United Kingdom and Norway, jointly known as Torik nations, are the biggest humanitarian donors.
“As you prepare to depart to your missions, I want you to convey my commitment and assurances to implement the R-ACRSS and restore peace, security and stability to South Sudan as well as my commitment to form the R-TGoNU come 12th November 2019,” noted Kiir.
He appealed for more support from the international as country economically struggles with almost all indicators flouting.
“I want you to further solicit more support for the implementation of R-ACRSS from governments of the countries you have been posted to, as lack of funds have been one of our main obstacle, which is hindering the implementation of R-ACRSS, particularly Chapter Two of the Revitalized Agreement,” he made the request.
South Sudan’s relatively single source of income, oil export, was drastically disrupted since war concentrated on the oil producing states.