Ambassadors from China, Turkey, Egypt, Canada, the Netherlands, South Africa, Somalia and India have been confirmed and delegations from each respective country are expected to attend the high-level event. In the coming weeks, more confirmations are expected to follow from destinations including Uganda, Sudan and the U.K.

This year’s edition takes place in official partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum, the Ministry of Energy and Dams and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of South Sudan, with additional ministerial confirmations from Ethiopia and Somalia – and Norway attending via video link. Ministers from Kenya, Sudan and Egypt are also expected to be represented. The event expects seven more regional and global participants in the coming two months, with ten ministers planned to speak at the event alongside their respective national oil companies.

As the organizer of the SSOP 2022 conference, ECP is engaging with the U.S. embassy in Juba as well as with experts on trade restrictions in order to ensure robust, solutions-oriented discussions around trade, business and investment at the event.

South Sudan is the gateway to investing and doing business in east Africa. SSOP’s international confirmations are not only a statement of support for the country’s burgeoning energy industry but a demonstration of the massive shift taking place across the country.

For more information on how you can participate in east Africa’s premier international forum, visit www.ssop2022.com