Hon. Gabriel Yoal, Deputy Co-Chair
The Honourable Gabriel Yoal Duk serves the National Dialogue as its Deputy Co-Chair. Mr. Yoal has long experience in politics and statesmanship, beginning with his appointment in 1970 as a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when he was posted in the Sudanese embassy in Addis Ababa. Mr. Yoal is one of South Sudan’s oldest living statesmen and has held a variety of roles, including minister of parliament and governor, before and after South Sudan’s independence from Sudan. His experience in negotiating peace agreements inside and outside of South Sudan stretches back for decades.
Mr. Yoal currently serves as chairman of the Lou-Nuer Council, the primary leadership organization for the Nuer tribe of South Sudan.