26 February 2013 – Assessing peace and stability that had been achieved in Northern Bahr El-Ghazal, UNMISS Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (PDSRSG) visited the border state today.
“I came to meet for the first time with His Excellency the governor in order to understand the situation,” said PDSRSG Raisedon Zenenga, after meeting State Governor Lt. Gen. Paul Malong Awan in the state capital Aweil.
“I have always been impressed that, compared to other states and regions in the country, this is a very stable state and I wanted to understand how that has been achieved here, the progress made and the challenges,” he said.
“We visit each other from time to time so that we share where we are and how we can go ahead from here,” said Lt. Gen. Awan. “It (would) be meaningless if we didn’t share… know the difficulties and how we can manage them.”
Mr. Zenenga, who was accompanied by UNMISS Political Affairs Director Hiruy Amanuel and Civil Affairs Director Ali Hassan, also met with State Legislative Assembly Speaker Achol William Amuoi.