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South Sudan President will be keynote speaker at Africa Oil and Power 2017

H.E. General Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan will deliver the keynote address on 5 June 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa, at the Africa Oil and Power 2017 conference 

Africa Oil and Power 2017 (AOP2017) will shine a light on South Sudan when it arrives in Cape Town, South Africa, on 5 - 7 June 2017. South Sudan has lead with a strong pro-business attitude to expand both its petroleum sector and exploration activity. 

Because of this, President of South Sudan, H.E. General Salva Kiir Mayardit, will deliver to the key note speech to the conference. In addition, the Minister of Petroleum, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, will also speak, as well as many industry leaders in South Sudan. 

“We are truly honored that the Government of South Sudan has agreed to participate in Africa Oil & Power,” said Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil & Power. “South Sudan has a proud legacy in the petroleum sector and has shown a huge willingness to attract companies to the country and develop its abundance of hydrocarbons. The country recognizes that unlocking those natural resources is vital to fostering economic growth, restoring peace and stability and we hope to be useful in those efforts.”

“South Sudan is truly honored to participate in Africa’s premier energy industry event,” said Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Minister of Petroleum for South Sudan. “Our country strives to restore its rightful place in Africa’s hydrocarbons sector and we see this an opportunity for our head of state H.E. General Salva Kiir Mayardit to outline our vision for the industry and attract investors to South Sudan.”

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