President Kiir and President Putin agreed to strengthen ties between South Sudan and Russia
President Kiir of South Sudan and his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin, held a meeting in Moscow, where they discussed expanding the relations between their respective countries. The leaders agreed to strengthen existing ties in various sectors, including trade, investment, energy, and other areas of collaboration.
During the meeting, President Kiir expressed his commitment to fostering stronger relations with Russia, aiming to achieve sustainable development through collaborative efforts in different fields.
President Putin, on his part, extended Russia’s readiness to expand bilateral relations with South Sudan, particularly in areas such as the economy, development, trade, energy, and education.
The two heads of state also engaged in discussions on peace and security in Africa, as well as international affairs. Their shared interests in these crucial matters reflect a mutual commitment to promoting stability and cooperation on the continent.
President Kiir’s visit to Russia included a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Soldiers by the Kremlin Wall and a monument honoring the Cities of Military Glory. These gestures symbolize the respect and gratitude for the sacrifices made by soldiers throughout history.
President Putin’s recent virtual address during the 2023 BRICS Summit in Johannesburg emphasized Russia’s intention to deepen ties with African countries, highlighting its commitment to becoming a reliable partner in areas such as food and fuel supplies.
The meeting between President Kiir and President Putin marks an important milestone in the diplomatic relations between South Sudan and Russia.
The agreement to expand ties in various sectors demonstrates a shared vision for enhanced collaboration, paving the way for increased opportunities and development for both nations.