Nations Move to Recognize South Sudan
Nations are moving quickly to recognize South Sudan, which became the world’s newest independent country on Saturday.
A Sudanese newspaper, The Sudan Tribune, reports that at least 15 countries have recognized South Sudan so far, including major world powers such as the United States, Britain, Russia and China.
U.S. President Barack Obama was among the first to extend recognition Saturday. In a statement, he said the United States “welcomes the birth of a new nation” and will be a partner to South Sudanese as they undertake the hard work of building their country.
Statements of recognition also came from British Prime Minister David Cameron, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and the leaders of India, Israel, Kenya, and France.
China also extended recognition and said it will strive to promote peace and good relations between South Sudan and its former national partner, Sudan.
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