China donates millions to strengthens war-torn South Sudan broadcasting facility

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[Juba, TCT]---The Chinese government on Thursday donated combined sum of 63 U.S. million Dollars to South Sudan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to strengthen its broadcasting facility as well as to support humanitarian aid in the war-torn country.

Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan He Xiangdong said Beijing is committed to helping Juba improve the media sector facility by providing capacity building and financial contributions.

“We are always ready to help our South Sudanese friends in their quest for peaceful reconstruction,” Xiangdong said.

The donation was through a signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Chinese embassy officials and South Sudan Minister of foreign Affairs, Deng Alor Kuol at the new China-aided conference facility.

The grant and this agreement is another new effort in helping our South Sudanese friends and we will provide more in near future and forever,” Xiangdong said.

The diplomat said the China signing accords great significance to the mutual bond and cooperation between Beijing and Juba.
South Sudanese Foreign Minister, Deng Alor Kuol, said the donation would help people of South Sudan get better informed. He added that China has been a strong ally of the east African young nation.

“This help is going to be of great service to informing the masses of South Sudan in accessing quality information on a daily basis,” Minister said.

The official thanked the Beijing leadership and ambassador Xiangdong together with embassy staff for their continued support in areas of humanitarian assistance.

He added, “We are going to build this country together with People’s Republic of China,” Kuol said.

Since gaining independence from Sudan in 2011, China has contributed diplomatic and material support to South Sudan.


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