Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin File Photo]
JUBA, 19th December 2011 [Gurtong] – The United States of America (USA) has lifted sanctions on the Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting disclosed yesterday upon his arrival from the International Engagement Conference (IEC) in Washington DC.
Dr Marial further revealed that the US government has promised South Sudan the membership of the African Government Opportunity Act (AGOA) which makes possible the export and import of South Sudan’s product to the USA without any taxes charged.
He also reported that during the high profile conference, South Sudan was introduced by the USA to the international community. Similarly, the role of the international community in enhancing development in South Sudan was underscored.
At the same time, the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Hon Kosti Yokania Manibe reported that the government of South Sudan put across to the world the vision of the young nation during the conference. He also said that the vision was well received by the international community.
In his statement at Juba International Airport, Hon Manibe said that the conference was a resounding success for the Republic of South Sudan.