Tomori, NCMP – In a letter issued this afternoon, the Office of the President said Kiir will receive Al-Sisi at Juba International Airport in the morning.
The two leaders will to hold bilateral talks which will include State Lunch.
Is State Lunch one of the bilateral benefits to any country or maybe the author means a different interpretation? That is one of the questions an analyst broached.
There is an ongoing political and military conflict going on in Ethiopia –mainly in Tigray areas bordering South Sudan and Sudan. Considering the tension between Egypt and Ethiopia over the last few months, and also the role South Sudan is playing in the current state of affairs in Ethiopia, observers are asking, is it a good time for such visitation?
Though a civil society activist has welcomed the visit.
Rajab Mohandis urges President Kiir to use the occasion to advance the interests of the people of South Sudan.
He stated that the discussions must include issues of peace and security, Nile water, and the safety of South Sudanese in Egypt.
According to the Press Secretary in the Office of the President, the visit aims at deepening diplomatic ties between South Sudan’s and Egypt.
Ateny Wek Ateny called on the public to turn up at the Juba International Airport for the reception of the Egyptian President and his delegation.
Find the letter below: