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China and South Sudan Sign Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation

On January 11, 2018, The signing ceremony of the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Governments of China and South Sudan was held in Juba. H.E. He Xiangdong, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan and Hon. Deng Alor Kuol, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of South Sudan signed the Agreement. Mr. Zhang Yi, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy and senior officials from the Ministry were present at the ceremony.

Ambassador He said that China attaches great importance to developing friendly and cooperative relations with South Sudan. At present, South Sudan is at a critical juncture in the implementation of the peace agreement. China is willing to provide support to the South Sudan’s peace process and nation building within its capacity. The signing of this agreement on economic and technical cooperation aims to provide humanitarian aid and help South Sudan in its effort of building radio and television facilities.

On behalf of the South Sudanese Government, Minister Deng Alor thanked China for its strong support and generous assistance. He said that suffering from years of war, South Sudan has serious food shortages and backward communications infrastructure. The aid provided by China will play an important role in alleviating the humanitarian crisis and improving communication facilities in this new country.

In view of the needs of the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, the Government of the People’s Republic of China agrees to provide a grant of 63 million US dollars, for humanitarian assistance and the implementation of China-aided projects including the broadcasting facilities.

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