Juba, June 18, 2019 (SSNA) — South Sudan and Kenya are prepared to seek close trade and security relations, Kenyan Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said.
Monica met with South Sudan’s minister of foreign affairs Nhial Deng Nhial yesterday in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
“Both the Kenyan and South Sudanese teams will be negotiating a number of instruments to govern the relationship between the two countries as far as trade and investment are concerned,” Monica explains.
On his part, Nhial praises Kenya and asserted that the two countries will work together in the region.
“We’ll also discuss various bilateral agreements and explore ways of working together in the region. As always, we are grateful for Kenya’s contribution to South Sudan, key among them peace and security,” Nhial said in a news conference.
In the press conference, the Kenyan Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary disclosed that Juba and Nairobi will form a joint commission to better implement the agreements the two nations will be signing.