JUBA South Sudan,On 12th November 2018, as President Uhuru Kenyatta was in flight from a peace forum in Paris where he pitches for stronger multilateralism as the tool of choice in addressing the myriad challenges afflicting the world including insecurity and climate change, his Cabinet Secretary for foreign affairs, Dr Monica Juma landed in Juba as his special envoy to deliver a message to President Salva Kiir of the Republic of South Sudan.

Dr. Juma conveyed congratulations to President Kiir and the people of South Sudan for coming together in the search for peace in their country through the signing of the revitalized agreement. He also reaffirmed the commitment of Kenya to walk with South Sudan in the implementation of the peace deal.

Amb Juma was received on her arrival in the republic of South Sudan by the Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Deng Dau Deng Malek. She then proceeded to have a bilateral meeting with her counterpart Dr Nhail Deng Nhail at the South Sudan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters in Juba. The two ministers reviewed the conclusions of a meeting they held in Nairobi two weeks ago and agreed to continue strengthening the bilateral relations between Kenya and South Sudan, as well as their collaboration in regional
and global arena especially as far as mobilizing support for regional peace and stability is concerned.

Later in the evening, Amb Juma was hosted to dinner by Minister Nhail, which brought together several ministers, chair and deputy chair of the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs as well as officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the ensuing interaction both delegations discussed ways of further strengthening our people to people cooperation and how to optimize regional cooperation at the EAC and IGAD levels.

Amb Juma will tomorrow host African Diplomatic Group (ADG) based in Juba for lunch before departure.