Governor of Jonglei state Hon. Denay Chagor on Wednesday met and discussed with former Ethiopia Prime minister, H.E Hailemariam Desalegn several joint integrated development projects. The move came after Desalegn visits Juba for a peace mission.
Sources familiar with Denay’s thinking said the young governor discussed several possible implementation pilot projects with the Ethiopian government to boost diplomatic relations.
According to a press release published by his office on Wednesday, the meeting was also attended by H.E president Salva Kiir Mayardit and several other dignitaries.
“The meeting which saw H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit, H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn – Former Ethiopian Prime Minister and Governor Chagor of Jonglei State discussed the integrated developmental projects between two sisterly countries. In a statement to the media, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Beatrice Khamisa elaborated that Ministers of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Jonglei State Governor are tasked by the President to look into joint integrated developmental projects between Ethiopia and South Sudan.”
Desalegn said his country will work hand in hand with South Sudan to make sure these developmental projects are materialized.
The projects hope to connect the Horn of Africa nations in terms of trade, investment, agriculture, and foster economic activities.
The meeting also touches on the memorandum of understanding to construct a road that connects Ethiopia and South Sudan through Jonglei State.
The statement stated,
“H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn promised to work closely with leadership to make sure that developmental projects which connect the Horn of Africa Nations in terms of trade, Investment, Agriculture, and economy are promoted. Last year, a memorandum of understanding to construct a road that connects Ethiopia and South Sudan through Jonglei State was signed.”
Denay stated that the meeting will promote sustainable peace between the two sisterly countries.