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S. Sudan to establish ministry of East African Affairs

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March 18, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has resolved to establish a ministry for foreign affairs, an institution that would be tasked to coordinate regional relations.

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South Sudanese information minister Michael Makuei Lueth attends a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 5 January 2014 (Photo: AP/Elias Asmara)

This was reached at during the weekly council of minister’s meeting chaired by the South Sudanese leader, Salva Kiir Friday.

The information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, said a minister will be appointed by the president, regardless of criticisms over the peace agreement, which limits the number of the national ministers to 30 be shared by the various political partners to the August 2015 peace accord.

“The Council of Ministers has resolved to form a Minister of East African Affairs and gave the President the go-ahead to appoint the minister,” said Makuei.

War-torn South Sudan became a member of the East African regional body (EAC) in 2016, joining Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. South Sudan appointed seven representatives for the East African Legislative Assembly last week and will appoint members to sit on the East African Court in Arusha, Tanzania.

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  • 19 March 05:31, by Paul Ongee

    Yes, this was supposed to be established sometimes back. It’s not too late sine the process of admission of South Sudan to the EAC has been tedious. South Sudan foreign policy must correspond with the policy of its neighbor because foreign nationals are taking advantage of our system. You know what I mean?

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  • 19 March 08:41, by Kush Natives

    Correct! We are all agreed to this. But, Mr. Tabaan Deng need to speak up, concerning IO status! IO now is become too general, we don’t even know now a days, which one is which, IO in J1 or IO in J2? J2/JB, stand for bush. That’s my only message_____RoSS keep it up!

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  • 20 March 02:01, by Eyez

    You stupid idiots are clueless and have no clear head as M7 stated, how do you expect to perform on the regional level. This EAC Ministry will not serve any purpose, except for looting and laundering money from S Sudan. Stupid MTN’s are good for nothing...Ariyan Jiengelon.

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    • 20 March 10:53, by jengelon

      kush native
      Haaaaaaay watch your big mouth you son of the whore I’m not one of them you fool I’m in full suit hahahaha jenge ariyan
      I’m son of Libas Maafi based in EAC come on cut the crab non of MTN the empty mouth to be admitted go back to your dirty LUAKS

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  • 20 March 07:34, by hamil

    Some South Sudanese don’t fit in East Africa, they are violent, aggressive, uncontrollable.....they are just everything that is bad and you know East Africa is a civilized region. They must make sure they leave their backwardness behind before considering themselves East Africans

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