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South Sudanese VP hails relations with Egypt

Sunday، 19 February 2017 - 01:32 PM

First Vice President of South Sudan Taban Denq said that his country is the southern depth of Egypt, noting that the two countries have common interests.

Interviewed by the Middle East News Agency, Denq praised the positive role played by Egypt in order to maintain the comprehensive peace agreement signed in 2015.

He also voiced appreciation for President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's support for President Salva Kiir during violent events that took place in South Sudan in recent months.

Denq also praised the Egyptian contribution to achieving development in his country, especially in the infrastructure field as well as establishing new educational foundations.

As for August 2015 peace agreement, Denq asserted that the deal has contributed to ending all reasons for rebellion and internal fighting, terming it as 'satisfactory" for all conflicting parties.

He made it clear that the agreement paved the way for ending war and opening a road for achieving peace and building a modern state, noting that his country is currently training and forming new army units.

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