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S. Sudan showcases investment opportunities at Kuwait summit

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November 19, 2013 (JUBA)- South Sudan President Salva Kiir remains in the Arab Gulf state of Kuwait since Sunday when he left accompanied by a high level delegation to participate in the 3rd Arab- African summit.

Kiir was seen off at Juba international Airport by the Minister Cabinet Affairs, Martin Elia and a number of cabinet ministers, including information and broadcasting Minister, Michael Makuei.

It was unclear why the vice president did not accompany the President to the airport, as there were no indications he had travelled out of the country at the president left for Kuwait

Even then, a Spokesperson for the South Sudanese business group, Lual Bol Kuan, said the visit by the president provides an opportunity by South Sudan to showcase investment opportunities in the country.

"The conference is an opportunity to present to the international community development plans and how the leadership intends to prioritise projects and how to make business and investment climate here (in South Sudan) ripe for investments and trade”, Kuan told Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.

The president, according to a broadcast on state owned South Sudan Television (SSTV) was on Monday received by Kuwait’s leader, Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber.

Kuan said the President Kiir had held a series of meetings with investors in Kuwait, including the head of Zain, one of the mobile telephone companies with operations in South Sudan.

“As you may have watched yesterday on the SSTV, the visit of the president, especially the meetings he held with business groups, he made it clear that South Sudan was open for investment in key development areas,’’ said Kuan.

‘‘He (president Kiir) met with the head of the Zain Company which you know operates here. I am told the discussion was encouraging. The Zain management has accepted to extend their services and operation to areas they don’t yet cover here in South Sudan.’’

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  • 20 November 2013 05:54, by Lorolokin

    Security and electricity first before investment.

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    • 20 November 2013 06:45, by Simon Peter Wal

      security,Political stability,fair invesment and land laws before thinking of bringing our friendly gulf state into South Sudan.

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      • 20 November 2013 06:51, by Simon Peter Wal

        Political stability matters a lot for investors to feel secure that their investments will not be affected by regime change.

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        • 20 November 2013 11:39, by EES Kingmaker

          Simon Peter Wal,
          Security must come first if investors are to flock into the country. Political stability is brought by several factors including investments. Security may be there but without economic opportunities in developing this nation, then expect insecurity to roll back to its full vicious cycle. As a nation, we need investments from any corner of the globe, with enemies or friends alike.

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    • 20 November 2013 07:09, by Naath

      President and his vice president are not in the same boat that is why Igga didn’t accompany hopeless kiir.kuany Gatluak/Dinka dominate uncle is too dictator,no one want to work with him.

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      • 20 November 2013 07:44, by Reconciliation

        Peter wal,when i say that you are stupid and hopeless,you don,t admit.so what differences does the president have with his VP?you clarify that statement with not less than 300 words.

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        • 20 November 2013 09:06, by Mayom County Boy

          @Reconcillation why are you insulting Mr comrade Peter wal ?
          do some thing paining your Anus ?
          please mind your self from my brother side ?
          otherwise you will lost your direction .

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          • 20 November 2013 09:53, by Simon Peter Wal

            Reconciliation.
            Its very shamefull for South Sudan to have a son name reconciliation and doesn’t know what the word means.Secondly because you are an Idiot triabalist you only think with your mouth. I didn’t spelt a word concerning the President and his vice.I only mentioned that investments needs an atmosphere of democracy, rule of law and all in all needs a secure country.So reread it once more.

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      • 20 November 2013 11:53, by EES Kingmaker

        Naath,
        Igga was appointed in less 200 days. When did he enter into such schism? Please don’t subscribe to an old propaganda and such a naked lie. Don’t advertise your hatred if not a show of ignorance.

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        • 20 November 2013 11:56, by EES Kingmaker

          Naath,
          Igga was appointed in less than 200 days ago. When did he enter into such schism? Please don’t subscribe to an old propaganda and such a naked lie. Don’t advertise your hatred if not a show of ignorance.

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        • 21 November 2013 02:04, by Naath

          Ess kinkmaker:let me go through the detials ok,it is not propaganda or advertising what is not true.since comedy Igga return back from UN assemble in NewYork their relation with criminal kiir is deteriorating.Igga fom his remark in world stages when he denies hopeless hopeless kiir that said General election will not function because of sensus and lack of fund,igga said everythings will go smooth

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