South Sudan welcomes more investment from China: envoy

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 9th, 2013
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South Sudan welcomes more investment from China and hopes the two country could further enhance bilateral cooperation for mutual benefits, said South Sudan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Arop Deng Kuol here on Sunday.

The visit by South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit to China in 2012 has enabled the two countries to sign a number of MoUs, which call for more Chinese investment in South Sudan, said Kuol to Xinhua in an interview.

The ambassador said that Chinese companies have been working on infrastructure development in South Sudan, which he said is an indication to the implementation of agreements reached by the leaders of the two countries.

He said South Sudan further calls on China to invest more in infrastructure and other sectors including agriculture.

“We ask China to participate both in agriculture and industrialization of the country. These are the main areas that we can see China can make a very big difference in South Sudan,” he said.

South Sudan welcomes Chinese investors to visit South Sudan to discover the opportunities available in the country.

“We continue to ask China to send high delegation to South Sudan so that they acquaint themselves of all the opportunities that we have, because we see China as a good partner that can implement all the developmental projects in South Sudan,” he said.

Kuol noted South Sudan is preparing for an international investment conference to be held in Juba in December this year.

“With this investment conference that is going to take place, we are going to invite China to come with all their investors, to come and participate in this investment conference in South Sudan, ” said the ambassador.

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