China Keen On Investing in Southern Sudan

The Eastern Equatoria State Governor Brigadier General Louis Lobong Lojore returned home yesterday from a tour of China.

Governor Lojore was part of a GoSS delegation that visited China for what was termed as ‘post-referendum development preparation’ visit.

Also on the trip that was led by the GoSS Minister of Labour and Public Service Awut Deng were the State Governors of Warrap, Unity and Jonglei.

The Governor told Gurtong that the visit was a study tour especially in the field of agriculture where Chinese authorities and investors shared with the team and expressed readiness to support South Sudan.

“They were particularly enthusiastic to support Eastern Equatoria after the referendum regardless of the outcome”, he said.

He explained that the government of China has stated that it does not want involvement in the internal issues of Sudan but recognises the need to support the semi-autonomous region as it heals from the effects of Africa’s longest civil war.

The GoSS delegation earlier met the GoSS President Salva Kiir Mayardit in Juba to share their learning as well as to discuss the forthcoming referendum.

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