From Presidential Press Unit

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.


The Minister in the Office of the President, Hon. Mayiik Ayii Deng stated that the Japanese Defense Minister handed to the President a written congratulatory message from the Japanese Prime Shinzo Abe.

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.

Mr. Tomohiro added that the government and the people of Japan appreciated President Salva Kiir for signing the permanent cease fire and urges the President to maintain it for the nation to prosper.