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Public Holiday

Public Holiday

The Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan would hereby announce to the public that the Public Holiday for Easter will commence on Friday 14th April 2017 until Monday, 17th April 2017 .work will resume on Tuesday 18th April 2017.

We wish you all a happy Easter celebrations

 

(Deutsch) NATIONAL PRAYER DAY

NATIONAL PRAYER DAY

The Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan to the Federal Republic of Germany , would  hereby announces that Friday 10th March 2017  will be a public holiday for  National Prayer,s  day and work will resume on Monday 13th March 2017

THE 53RD MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE FROM 17TH UNTIL 19TH FEBRUARY 2017

News, Events, South Sudan News|27. February 2017

THE 53RD MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE FROM 17TH UNTIL 19TH FEBRUARY 2017

A Delegation of the Republic of South Sudan headed by First Vice-President, H.E. Taban Deng Gai, the Presidential Advisor, Hon. Tor Deng Mawien Bak and Minister of Defense General Koul Manyang Jok, attended the 53rd edition of the annual Munich Security Conference which took place from 17th until 19th February 2017 in Munich, Germany. H.E. Ambassador Sitona Abdalla Osman accompanied the delegation in Munich and arranged different bilateral meetings.

This Year’s Munich Security Conference once again stood out as the premier international gathering of national security policymakers and thinkers. The conference has grown over the years from a wonky gathering of transatlantic specialists to a star-studded foreign policy festival with the likes of Bill Gates and Bono, this year’s conference has acquired the utmost significance. Even the title of the Munich Security Report 2017, “Post-truth, post-west, post-order?” which was presented prior to the conference, reflected the complexity of the challenges confronting the international community.

In his welcoming remarks, MSC Chair Wolfgang Ischinger asserted that the fundamental pillars of the liberal international order had ostensibly weakened. “Liberal democracies are proven to be vulnerable to disinformation campaigns. Many in Western countries believe less and less that democratic systems are adequately able to deliver for them. They favor nationalist solutions and closed borders over global approaches… The willingness and the ability of the West to shape the international order is declining. Are we on the brink of a post-Western age? If so, what consequences would that entail for our security?” said Ischinger, leaving his remarks hanging in the air.

There were many important topics tackled by the conference such as Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, Russia’s power politics, radical Islamism, the human catastrophe caused by the flow of refugees and cybersecurity.

Against this background, however, the future of transatlantic relations put its mark on the conference in terms of questions about how the West will go about dealing with these aforementioned challenges.

Since U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the rest of the world has been trying to comprehend the new administration’s foreign policy orientation. Given Trump’s mixed signals about the U.S. commitment to NATO and the European Union, transatlantic relations stand on tenuous ground.

There were many important topics tackled by the conference such as Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, Russia’s power politics, radical Islamism, the human catastrophe caused by the flow of refugees and cybersecurity.

Against this background, however, the future of transatlantic relations put its mark on the conference in terms of questions about how the West will go about dealing with these aforementioned challenges.

Since U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the rest of the world has been trying to comprehend the new administration’s foreign policy orientation. Given Trump’s mixed signals about the U.S. commitment to NATO and the European Union, transatlantic relations stand on tenuous ground.

Another important topic was the conflict in the Ukraine. A truce between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukrainian army will come into force on Monday in eastern Ukraine, according to Russia’s foreign minister. The deal was brokered on Saturday at the Munich security conference with the participation of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France. “It is positive that the contact group [of foreign ministers of the four countries] agreed once again for the start of a ceasefire on 20th February 2017,” Sergey Lavrov said. The agreement also concerns “the start of the withdrawal of heavy arms” in eastern Ukraine. The Munich meeting “examined where we were with the implementation of accords reached” by the presidents of the four countries in Berlin in October, Lavrov said.

Huge U.S. delegation attended the Munich conference, headed by Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security. Rex Tillerson and other senior officials and diplomats, was perceived as a positive sign of Washington’s continuing commitment to the transatlantic alliance. Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. would be unwavering in its commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and urge on Europe to boost military spending and do more to defend itself and to articulated some concerns of Elections this year in France, Germany, and the Netherlands that could bring nationalist right wing parties to power and split the EU. As well as issues of Terrorist attacks and the challenges of absorbing refugees and migrants.

Defense Secretary James Mattis said in his remark “America will meet its responsibilities, but if your nations do not want to see America moderate its commitment to the alliance, each of your capitals needs to show support for our common defense.”

First Vice- President, H.E. Taban Deng Gai, the Presidential Advisor, Hon. Tor Deng Mawien Bak, Minister of Defense General Koul Manyang Jok, and delegation attended the panel discussions, side events and bilateral meetings