South Sudan plans to close some embassies

South Sudan embassy
Photo credit : EBC

May 21, 2019

The government of South Sudan is intending to close some of
its embassies overseas due to inability to finance them all, reported the East

Spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry Mr. Makol is quoted
by a local news paper, The Dawn Newspaper, as saying “We thought of closing a
number of embassies so that we can manage the remaining ones well,” reported
the East African.

Another official in the Ministry who spoke on condition of
anonymity reportedly told The East African that South Sudan is yet to decide on
the number of embassies that it is going to close.

Chinese News source, Xinhua, reported, as cited in The East African, that “country is reviewing the status of its 39 embassies and a consulate in Dubai before deciding on the number to be closed.”

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