March 8, 2012 (BOR) – Susan Page, the US ambassador to South Sudan, said on Wednesday her country “encourages... voluntary disarmament” in Jonglei state where government forces are to collect illegal weapons.
- Jonglei governor Kuol Manyang Juuk (left) and US ambassador Susan Page (right), in Bor, Jonglei, South Sudan. March 7, 2012 (ST)
Speaking at a joint press briefing with Jonglei governor, Kuol Manyang Juuk, after a closed-door meeting in Bor, Page said the US commends South Sudan’s efforts to restore peace in the troubled province.
Over 12,000 South Sudanese troops are deployed in Jonglei waiting for the process to begin.
Read more about the event in this article: US government asks for voluntary disarmament in Jonglei.
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