South Sudan and Kenya have embarked on the establishment of a joint cooperation commission, marking a crucial milestone in their bilateral relations.
A message from Kenyan President William Ruto to his South Sudan counterpart, Salva Kiir signified the commitment to address mutual concerns and strengthen collaboration.
The meeting of officials from both nations highlighted their focus on peace, stability, and exploring areas of shared interest within the framework of the East African Community.
Kenyan Prime Cabinet Secretary and Foreign and Diaspora Affairs Musalia Mudavadi lauded Kiir for his efforts in unifying the people of South Sudan during challenging times.
“This acknowledgment reflects the recognition of President Kiir’s role in fostering unity and fostering stability within the country, which is crucial for regional equilibrium,” he stated.
Kenya, Mudavadi said, believes Kiir has experience and capabilities in resolving conflicts.
“This recognition highlights President Kiir’s leadership and his potential contribution to finding peaceful solutions to Sudanese conflicts. Kenya’s confidence in President Kiir exemplifies the emerging regional trust and cooperation between the two nations,” he added.
For his part, South Sudan’s Foreign Affairs minister, James Pitia Morgan, reassured the Kenyan delegation of President Kiir’s resolute commitment to promoting peace and stability not only within South Sudan, but across the entire region.
“This commitment underscores South Sudan’s dedication to regional cooperation and its determination to play a constructive role in the East African Community,” he explained.
In addition to discussing mutual concerns, the meeting also focused on exploring potential areas of shared interest within the framework of the East African Community.
This indicates the intention of both countries to foster deeper cooperation, strengthen economic ties, and promote regional integration for the collective benefit of the region.
Analysts say the establishment of a joint cooperation commission between South Sudan and Kenya marks a significant milestone in their bilateral relations, thus showing their commitment to addressing mutual concerns, fostering peace and promoting regional stability.
Source: Sudan Tribune