(For Immediate Publication)
14 December 2016, Juba, South Sudan
JMEC CHAIRMAN HAILS PRESIDENT KIIR’S NATIONAL DIALOGUE INITIATIVE
H.E. Festus Mogae, Chairman of JMEC, has congratulated President Salva Kiir on his introduction today of the National Dialogue initiative.
“I am delighted to hear President Kiir reach out to his people with such strong and heartfelt words and launch this much needed National Dialogue initiative.
“The President has seized a critical opportunity for national reconciliation, appealed for a spirit of forgiveness and togetherness and set in motion a genuine campaign to address the concerns and grievances of the South Sudanese people.
“I applaud his leadership and I give my assurance that JMEC will support the National Dialogue in any way we can.”
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