Johannesburg, 1 September 2023 (TDI): Deputy President Paul Mashatile of South Africa, has concluded a highly productive working visit to the Republic of South Sudan.

The primary purpose of this visit was to assess the latest developments and progress in the implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS).

Additionally, Deputy President Mashatile engaged in discussions with all stakeholders to address challenges to the peace process and strengthen the enduring bilateral relations between South Africa and South Sudan.

During the visit, Deputy President Mashatile, serving as President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Special Envoy to South Sudan, held crucial meetings with President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan.