Deng Dau laughs off UK travel advisory

Deng Dau laughs off UK travel advisory
The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Deng Dau Deng. [Photo: Courtesy]

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Deng Dau Deng lamented the travel advisory issued by the United Kingdom warning her citizens against visiting South Sudan over insecurity.

‘‘There is nothing that arouses fear and the South Sudan government and citizens welcome anyone who wants to come,’’ he told City Review by phone.

Dau warned that the UK’s advisory would create unnecessary tension at a time when the country is not undergoing any security crisis. 

He said, “There has been no incident in the country, and we have implemented the provisions of the security arrangements well.” The implementation of the agreement between all parties is [also] going well, and we are also working well on the roadmap.”

He called on the UK to retract the statement.

“The UK government should review this statement because South Sudan is free, and if this statement is destined for another African country. They should direct it to them, not South Sudan. “

He added: “Any country that wants to help the country without conditions is welcome, and any country that wants to help us with conditions is not forced to help — we will not force them.”