South Sudan’s government and the SPLM-IO along with other armed and non-armed opposition groups signed a peace agreement in the Sudanese capital Khartoum early this month in an effort spearheaded by the IGAD to end the South Sudan conflict.
“His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit met with the Japanese Special Envoy and State Minister of Defense, Mr. Tomohiro Yamamoto at the State House on Thursday,” announced the Presidential Press unit in a statement seen by the Nyamilepedia.
According to the South Sudan Presidential Press Unit, President Kiir received a letter delivered by the Japanese Defense Minister from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulating him over the recently signed peace agreement.
“The Japanese Defense Minister handed to the President a written congratulatory message from the Japanese Prime Shinzo Abe,” the statement said.
“The Japanese State Minister of Defense said his visit to the Country is to deliver a message from his Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, adding that his visit was to check on the projects carried out in South Sudan, as well as to see the working status of the Japanese contingent in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan,” the statement further added.