South Sudan’s ambassador to Turkey urged Turkish investors to “be among the first” to invest in his country, even as a new transitional government takes shape under a landmark peace deal.

Last Friday, South Sudan President Salva Kiir appointed rebel leader Riek Machar vice president after they agreed to form a long-delayed unity government – a crucial step towards ending six years of war. 

“We want to appeal to the business community in Turkey as we enter a new era, we want investors from our friends the Turkish people,” Ambassador Majok Guandong told Anadolu Agency.

The diplomat said that

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