The ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has kicked off plans to downsize the country’s missions abroad. A nine member committee was on Monday unveiled and sworn in, and will be tasked with analyzing all the diplomatic missions in relations to their placement and advice the ministry on the next course of action.
The minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin said this is in line with the decision taken by the council of ministers to reduce the number of diplomats working in the foreign missions. According to Dr. Benjamin this move will not affect the standard of service delivery instead will match the policy of lean government and easy work in its embassies.
In separate news, a team of doctors assigned by the league of Arabs states is expected to arrive the country soon in an effort to provide technical assistance. The team according to the head of Arab league mission in the country ambassador Mohamed Monsef Amin comprise mostly of specialists in fields of gynecology and ophthalmology. He said team is expected to reach Juba on the twentieth of this month. He said the number of scholarships to South Sudan has also been increased.
The minister also held talks with the Danish Ambassador to South Sudan, Stephan Schönemann. The two discussed the ongoing relation between Juba and Khartoum especially the recent initiative establish by the two president.
The ambassador disclosed after the talks that a high-level delegation from his country would reach Juba later this year to assess areas of cooperation with South Sudan.
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