UK Ambassador to South Sudan pays a courtesy call to the Co-Chair of the South Sudan National Dialogue Steering CommitteePress Release
Amb. Chris Trott, the new British Ambassador to South Sudan, paid a courtesy call to Honourable Angelo Beda, Co-Chair of the South Sudan National Dialogue Steering Committee. They discussed the progress of the National Dialogue, reiterating the important work done by the Committee over the last two years. They laid emphasis on the popular consultations, both at the grassroots and regional levels. Issues including land reforms, governance issues, insecurity, and service delivery to the citizens of South Sudan, among other recommendations from the consultations, were discussed as well.
They also discussed the recently concluded Political Parties Conference, where various pertinent issues we discussed: a.) The process of National Dialogue (ND) from grassroots consultations through Regional Dialogue Conferences (RDCs); b.) Recommendations from the grassroots consultations and regional conferences; c.) The outline National Conference agenda.
The Co-Chair, Honourable Angelo Beda, explained the postponement of the National Conference that had been scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd of December. He explained that the National Conference was to be held after the formation of the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU), which had been moved forward by 100 days. The change in the date for the formation of the R-TGoNU affected the date for the National Conference. He said The Leadership of the National Dialogue Steering Committee would announce the new date as soon as it was confirmed.