South Sudan Secures China Grant for Development Projects

China will provide $31.5 million to support education, health, agriculture and water supply projects in South Sudan, the Chinese ambassador to the newly independent African country has announced.

Ambassador Li Zhiguo added that Chinese and South Sudanese officials are exploring other potential development projects the Asian country can support in Sudan Sudan, the Sudan Tribune reports.

The grant was announced following a meeting in Juba, South Sudan, between Li and Barnaba Marial Benjamin, the African country’s minister of information and broadcasting. South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, meanwhile, is set to visit China in December for more development and aid related talks.

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