Sudan recognizes independent South Sudan
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||8 July 2011|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Sudan recognizes independent South Sudan, 8 July 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e2043a223.html [accessed 23 April 2014]|
July 08, 2011
Sudan's government has announced its official recognition of the new Republic of South Sudan, a day before its southern neighbor becomes the world's newest nation.
In a statement broadcast on state television, Sudanese Minister of Presidential Affairs Bakri Hassan Saleh said, "The Republic of Sudan declares that it recognizes the state of South Sudan from July 9."
The south is scheduled to secede from after midnight on July 8, a split agreed in the climax of a 2005 peace deal that ended a decades-old civil war.
compiled from agency reports