May 02, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — A high level delegation led by Hon. Gabriel Changson Lew Chang arrived in Denver, USA on April 29 to brief the South Sudanese Diaspora communities on South Sudan conflict from its root causes to its current mediation stages at IGAD-Plus.
The main mission for the visit was to brief the South Sudanese in the United States of America on why the conflict has dragged on in the world’s newest state for nearly one and half years.
The delegation include South Sudan’s former minister of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism, Hon. Gabriel Changson Lew Chang, Mr. Martin Abucha, and Hon. Lokule Agnes Nyoka Peter.
The delegation was warmly welcomed by Coloradoans who were delighted and happy to receive an energetic team that demonstrates readiness and political sophistication to help restore the country through the peoples’ movement led by the country’s first Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
The overjoyed South Sudanese Diaspora community in Colorado expressed their deepest appreciation to the movement at the reception as follow:
“I, personally thank Hon. Reath Muoch for sending me and my friend Gatbel Chamjock to Pagak last year, then that was when Gatbel and I have a chance to invited Hon. Changson Lew Chang to the United States of America.” said Thokhat Khor Wiw.
In his reception speech comrade Thokhat Khor Wiw thanked the high level delegation for their gracious response to the call made by the South Sudanese Diaspora in Colorado, USA.
“It is very important for delegates to come to Colorado where they can have a chance to talk to our members in Colorado, unfortunately Gatbel is not here tonight, but we really thank him for his hard work and we will not forget him” Thokhat continued.
“I’m here to urge individual supporters of this movement to work hard and defeat dictator Salva Kiir Mayardit,” he continued.
Thokhat Khor Wiu is the Director for Public Affairs in the Mission’s office in Washington DC.
Others that include, but not limited to James Bile Thurbil, the Secretary for Information in the state, also thanks and encourages the delegation for this particular peace tour and also extended their thanks to the delegation that attended conference in Pagak and managed to invite Team Changson.
“I’m personally happy for Hon. Changson Lew Chang for being in the United States of America, and I’m really happy for his being in Colorado with our Comrade Martin Abucha.” Bile said.
“I give special thank to Dr. Gatbel Nyak Chamjock and Thokhat Khor Wiu for their hard work to invited Hon. Changson last year, without them we can’t have our delegates right now.” he continued.
Part of the IO delegation in North America has branched to Canada to brief the huge South Sudan population in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
This second delegation is led by the former Deputy Governor of Jonglei State, Hon. Hussein Maar Nyuot, who currently chairs the SPLM/SPLA [IO] National Committee for Humanitarian Affairs.
The two delegations will be returning to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to converge with the Chairman’s delegation that will be returning for the resumption of peace talks from the Second Pagak Leadership Conference that ended last week.