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Kiir Departs for Arab-Africa Summit in Riyadh

On Thursday, South Sudan’s President Kiir left Juba for Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, to attend the First Saudi-African leaders summit scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2023.

In a press statement seen by Radio Tamazuj, Presidential Press Secretary Lily Adheiu explained that the summit aims to identify areas for cooperation, foster a shared vision through knowledge-sharing, and outline projects for enhancing bilateral and multilateral ties between Saudi Arabia and African countries.

Organizers anticipate discussions focusing on supporting joint action, improving political coordination, addressing regional security threats, promoting economic transformation through research and local development of new energy solutions, and strengthening cross-sectoral cooperation.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz called the summit with the goal of reinforcing political, economic, and social cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the African continent.

Accompanying the President to the summit are several cabinet members and other relevant government functionaries.

Source: Radio Tamazuj