Thirty-seven diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation have been recalled from their assignments.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has recalled 37 of its diplomats from foreign missions by the 30th of August this year, according to a letter received by Talk of Juba.
Deputy Ambassadors, Administrative Attachés, and other diplomats from India, the United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Egypt, Kuwait, Italy, the United Nations, Eritrea, Turkey, South Africa, China, the United States of America, Sudan, Belgium, and Israel are among those recalled.
According to the statement, those who have been recalled should prepare notes to hand over to the Heads of Missions and Charges d’ Affaires, relinquish all diplomatic credentials to the host country’s foreign affairs ministry before leaving, and report to the headquarters in Juba by August 30th.
The letter states that “reimbursement will be dependent on the display of tickets, visas, exit and admission stamps upon arrival in Juba.”
The move comes after the ministry said that it has issued paychecks for March and April 2021, emphasizing that employees on the recall lists should clear their debts before leaving.