Nyandeng meets US Special envoy

Nyandeng meets US Special envoy
Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng (centre) meets members of Embassy of South Sudan in Washington DC upon arrival (photo credit: Presidential Press Unit)

The Vice President for Gender, Youth, and Humanitarian Cluster, Rebecca Nayandeng has met the US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Amb Jeffery Feldman and discussed the progress of the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.

Statement from the Office of the Vice President on the US visit seen by The City Review reveals that the two leaders also explored the need for youth and women to engage in national development after the implementation of the agreement.

 “The discussion centered around the progress of the Revitalised Agreement, the need for youth and women engagement as a tool for national development; the status of the ongoing humanitarian crisis and the importance of peace and stability in the entire region,” the statement read.

In another development, VP and her delegation visited  South Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C on an assessment mission.

The delegation is expected to take one week in Washington DC while meeting senior US government officials before taking off to New York for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

 The General Assembly was opened on Tuesday, September 14, however, the first day of the high-level General Debate was on Tuesday and the sessions will run all the way to September 21, 2021.

The 76th United Nations General Assembly meeting for 2021 is under the theme of “Sweeping and Urgent: Building resilience through hope to recover from covid-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations. It’s a reminder that we can choose the future we want”.

Nynadeng flew to the US on Friday with the delegates after she was assigned the duty by President Salva Kiir to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Kiir last addressed the assembly in September 2014 and 2019 respectively. The then First Vice President Taban Deng Gai represented the country in the 74th session.

 All Member States are provided a unique forum for ‘‘multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations and each member state of the 193 of the United Nations has an equal vote’’.