South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir held talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah in Juba on Monday.
The Saudi FM is on an official visit to South Sudan.
He conveyed to Kiir the greetings of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
They discussed bilateral relations between their countries and the latest international developments.
Prince Faisal also met with his South Sudan counterpart, Mayiik Ayii Deng, for official talks at the foreign ministry in Juba.
They tackled bilateral ties and ways to bolster them in all fields. They also covered issues of common interest.
Prince Faisal expressed Saudi Arabia’s gratitude to Juba’s support for Riyadh’s bid to host Expo 2030.
During a press conference after the talks, he said his discussions in Juba focused on boosting bilateral ties and deepening cooperation in investment, trade, energy and security.
They tackled the remaining articles of the Juba peace agreement that need to be implemented, underscoring the need to resolve disputes through peaceful means.
For his part, Deng described Prince Faisal’s visit as “historic”. He said his country was keen on bolstering relations with Saudi Arabia.
He stressed the geographic diversity and investment and agricultural potential boasted by his country, adding that it was seeking to establish a secure environment to attract investments.
Prince Faisal later met with South Sudan’s advisor on security affairs.