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H.E. First Vice President Taban Deng Gai Attends the Handover Ceremony of China-aided Agricultural Machineries to South Sudan

(From Chinese Embassy in South Sudan)

2018/12/14

On December 13, 2018, the handover ceremony of 349 pieces of China-aided agricultural machineries was held in Juba. H.E. Gen. Taban Deng Gai, First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. He Xiangdong, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, Hon. Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec, Minister of Agriculture & Food Security, Hon. Sofhia Pal Gai, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Hon. Jal Malith Jal, Governor of Aweil State, Hon. Juma Stephen Lugga, Minister of Agriculture of Jubek State, Prof. Mathew Gordon Udo, Undersecretary of Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security, Mr. Pierre Vauthier, FAO Representative a.i. to South Sudan and Mr. Cai Senming, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in South Sudan, were present at the ceremony.

H.E. First Vice President Taban expressed his appreciation to China's generous and continuous support to South Sudan. He said that China is a reliable friend of South Sudan. He urged the relevant agriculture departments to make the best use of the agricultural machineries to boost the agriculture development in South Sudan.

   

Ambassador He said that the China-aided agricultural machineries will help South Sudan in developing its agriculture sector. "With the signing of the revitalized agreement there is a good opportunity for the peace, stability and prosperity of South Sudan. I hope we will take this as an opportunity to plough the land, plant the seeds of peace, and harvest development and prosperity," said He.

Hon. Agriculture Minister Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec lauded the Chinese Government for donating these agricultural machineries. He said that a friend in need is a friend indeed. China is a good friend of South Sudan and Africa. The Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security will make best use of the donation to enhance the capacity building in the agriculture sector of South Sudan.

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