South Sudan Partnership

Published: Wednesday, 01/11/2006 12:00 am EST

Canadian legislators should consider creating a parliamentary partnership with MPs of the newly created government of south Sudan, says Henry Odwar, a member of the south Sudan parliament. Mr. Odwar, who is also a Canadian citizen, says through such a partnership, MPs from south Sudan will learn more about democracy and exchange of ideas on good governance. He spoke to Embassy in Kitchener, ON, where he is visiting his family. An autonomous government was created in south Sudan last September as a result of a peace agreement between rebels of the Sudan People's Liberation Army and the government in Khartoum. Mr. Odwar called on the international community to help fund the reconstruction of the war-devastated south. "South Sudan is an emerging nation, we need all the help we can get," said Mr. Odwar. Turn to pages 5 and 8 for more coverage of the anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

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