H.E. Hua Ning, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, Visits Wau
On August 5 and 6, 2019, Chinese Ambassador Hua Ning visited Wau State of South Sudan. During his trip, he attended the Ceremony of awarding United Nations Medal of Peace to the 9th Chinese peacekeeping medical and engineer detachment to South Sudan, met with Hon. Angelo Taban, Governor of Wau State, visited the Bahr El Ghazal University, China-aided project site, Chinese companies and overseas Chinese in Wau.
Ambassador Hua Ning, Gen. Zhang Yijun, Deputy Force Commander of UNMISS, and other senior officials attended the ceremony and wore the Medal of Peace for the peacekeepers. In his speech, Ambassador Hua appreciated that all the peacekeepers worked hard for the successful completion of the various peacekeeping missions endowed by UNMISS, actively participated in community welfare activities, provided strong support for the advancement of the South Sudan's peace process. As peace guards and messengers of friendship, they have demonstrated China's responsibility as a major great power. Before the ceremony, Ambassador Hua went to the road construction site and greeted the engineers working on site.
During his meeting with Governor Taban, Ambassador Hua appreciated the support and assistance from the Governor and state government to the Chinese peacekeepers, Chinese companies and Chinese citizens in Wau. Ambassador briefed the governor China-South Sudan relations and cooperation in various fields. He said that China firmly support South Sudan's peace and development. The upcoming China-aided Jur River Bridge will improve the transportation of Wau state and promote local economic development. Chinese Embassy in South Sudan will actively advance local cooperation and exchange between the two countries.
Governor Taban extended a warm welcome to Ambassador Hua. Governor said that since the signing of the RARCSS last year, the security situation in Wau has improved remarkably, and the social order has gradually returned to normal. Wau State appreciates the valuable support provided by China and looks forward to further strengthening exchanges and cooperation with China in the fields of infrastructure, health, education and humanities.
During the visit to Bahr El Ghazal University, Vice Chancellor Victor Loku introduced the development of the university and history of friendly cooperation with universities in China. He hoped that with the advancement of the South Sudan's peace process, the friendly exchanges and academic cooperation with Chinese universities will be further expanded. The teachers who have studied in China also expressed their friendly feelings towards China in fluent Chinese.
Ambassador Hua expressed his appreciation to the faculty of Bahr El Ghazal University for their hard working under difficult conditions. He said that education is the hope and future of South Sudan. The Chinese Government has provided scholarships and training to South Sudan for past years. Many of them have returned from their studies and joined the nation building of South Sudan. The Chinese Embassy in South Sudan will continue to facilitate exchanges and cooperation between Bahr El Ghazal University and Chinese universities. After the meeting, Ambassador Hua donated some office equipment to the university.
During the meeting with Chinese companies, Ambassador Hua spoke highly of the contributions made by all in promoting China-South Sudan friendly cooperation, emphasizing that the Embassy will work hard to provide better service to Chinese companies and Chinese community in South Sudan. Ambassador Hua also inspected the site of the China-aided Jur River Bridge project.
During his trip in Wau, Ambassador accepted interviews from China Hunan TV, SSBC and UNMISS radio.