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Ambassador Facilitates Diplomatic Breakthrough in South Sudan’s Infrastructure Development

March 22, Colombo, LNW: In a momentous meeting at the Presidential palace in Juba, Ambassador Kana Kananathan orchestrated a pivotal diplomatic exchange with His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of South Sudan. This cordial encounter emphasized the steadfast commitment to strengthening bilateral ties between the two nations, signaling the dawn of a new era of cooperation and mutual prosperity.

President Kiir, also the esteemed chairperson of the East African Community (EAC), warmly welcomed Ambassador Kananathan, acknowledging the significance of their discussions in nurturing diplomatic relations and promoting regional stability.

During the meeting, Ambassador Kananathan briefed President Kiir on the partnership between South Sudan and the Sri Lankan-based Mayleen Group, aimed at spearheading the construction of a cutting-edge airport in Akon city. Highlighting the project’s importance, Ambassador Kananathan underscored how this ambitious initiative represents a significant leap forward in South Sudan’s infrastructure development, poised to stimulate economic growth and enhance national connectivity.

With South Sudan’s vast oil reserves ranking among the largest in sub-Saharan Africa, they serve as a cornerstone of the nation’s economic landscape, constituting the primary source of export earnings.

The collaborative partnership between Sri Lanka and South Sudan stands as a testament to the efficacy of joint efforts in fostering prosperity and progress in both nations.

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