South Sudan eyes more Kuwaiti investment

GMT 21:04 2014 Saturday ,27 September

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South Sudanese FM Bernaba Marial Benjamin
New York - KUNA

South Sudanese Foreign Minister Bernaba Marial Benjamin called on the private sector in Kuwait to capitalize on "the special bilateral relations" to tap into the various investment opportunities in his country.
"South Sudan is a huge country with wonderful farmland, enormous water and livestock resources, and lots of mineral wealth, including oil," said Benjamin.
"We think we can encourage investment to develop these resources" through contribution of private sector, Benjamin said in a statement to KUNA and Kuwait TV after his meeting with First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
He described the meeting as "excellent" and affirmed that the "Kuwaiti government did a lot of projects in South Sudan particularly -- Al-Sabah Children Hospital in Juba which is the only children hospital in South Sudan.
"Our people are very thankful" for the Kuwaiti contributions to South Sudan, he added.
Al-Sabah Children Hospital was established in 1983, and treats primarily children suffering from malnutrition, malaria, pneumonia and Diarrhea, in addition to outpatients.
Benjamin said he conveyed greetings of South Sudanese President Silva Kiir Mayardit to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
He said he and Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled also discussed the outcome of the Arab-Africa summit that was held in Kuwait last year.
Benjamin, on the other hand, said South Sudan was committed to the peace process the cessation of hostilities.
He also said relations with Sudan have been improving, and that he would visit Khartoum soon to discuss relieving of debts on Juba.
He said Mayardit and his Sudanese counterpart Omar Al-Bashir have agreed that differences should be solved through dialogue.

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