Statement by Abel Alier, Swearing-in Ceremony of Members

22nd May 2017

A statement was offered by National Dialogue Co-Chair H.E. Abel Alier-Wal Kwai at the swearing-in ceremony at Freedom Hall, Juba, attended by President Salva Kiir, President Museveni, and other heads of state and diplomats.


On behalf of the members of the Steering Committee and on my own behalf, I would like to thank H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit for his confidence and trust in us to steer this important initiative, the South Sudan National Dialogue. Your statements and on this initiative and your thoughtful selection of the Steering Committee clearly demonstrate your political will and determined leadership to “end all forms of violence in the country,” which you have stated as the first objective of the National Dialogue. This objective constitutes a strategic pathway for achieving the other nine objectives, which you have outlined in the concept note of the National Dialogue.

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