Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts
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Hon Lt. Gen. Nhial Deng Nhial
Minister
 
 

 

 

 

Hon Grace Daterio
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

Hon Prof Elias Nyamlel Wako
Deputy Minister for International Cooperation

 

Minister's Profile:

 

Hon Lt. Gen. Nhial Deng Nhial is a lawyer who graduated from the University of Khartoum. He is a member of the SPLM Leadership Council and served as the leader of the SPLM delegation in Naivasha peace talks. He previously served in the same capacity in the Ministry of Regional Cooperation. He is a member of the SPLM Political Bureau.

 

Functions:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation performs the following functions and duties:

 

  1. Advise the President, Council of Ministers and the Republic of South Sudan National Legislative Assembly on diplomatic issues;
  2. Act on behalf of RSS to establish, develop and maintain good relations and cooperation with foreign governments;
  3. Represent the needs and policies of the Republic of South Sudan to other nations and international organizations;
  4. Open and manage RSS embassies in selected countries outside South Sudan;
  5. Develop and coordinate plans and policies pertaining to international support for RSS;
  6. Undertake, in collaboration with the RSS Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and other ministries and commissions, negotiations with foreign governments and international agencies for financing agreements with donor organizations;
  7. In coordination with relevant implementing government authorities, follow up agreements made between the RSS and foreign governments and agencies;
  8. Develop and coordinate policies and programmes pertaining to international support in the field of humanitarian relief and rehabilitation;
  9. Receive heads of states and other foreign dignitaries and coordinate their programmes and provide protocol services while in Southn Sudan; and
  10.  Establish and maintain a system for regular liaison meetings and reporting with foreign consulates in Juba, UN Agencies, foreign government agencies and international non-governmental organizations.

 

Structure:

 

The ministry has the following units to facilitate its mandate:

 

  1. GOSS Liaison Offices and the Diaspora;
  2. Directorate of Administration and Finance;
  3. Directorate of Multilateral and International Relations;
  4. Directorate of Bilateral Relations;
  5. Directorate of Protocol and Public Relations;
  6. Directorate of ICT and Media;
  7. Directorate of Aid Coordination; and
  8. Directorate of Research, Training and Capacity Building.

 

Projects and Programs: 

 

  • Restructuring and reorganisation of the Ministry based on a report on functions and structures prepared in 2009;
  • Transformation of the Ministry from a Ministry of Regional Cooperation to Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • The Ministry is currently undergoing the process of preparing a strategic plan; and
  • The Ministry is in the process of creating a Foreign Policy framework.
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Publications and Documents:

 

 

Under construction

 

 

Contacts:

 

Under Construction

 

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Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts

 

 

 

This article was updated on Jun 15, 2013