Chancellor Merkel congradulates South Sudan

Germany has just officially announced, via die Bundesregierung Online, that they recognize the world’s newest country of South Sudan, saying “Germany has already recognized the new country. We welcome the Republic of South Sudan to the international community of nations, as a new member, and look forward to cooperation.” The Speaker of the German Federal Government, Steffen Seibert, has also communicated that “Chancellor Merkel congratulates the new Republic of South Sudan and its president Salva Kiir for achieving independence today.” This is being called a “day of joy and great hope for the people in South Sudan.” The article goes on to state that independence is a big step towards the North-South peace process’s successful end.

 

The announcement can be found here.

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Posted on July 11, 2011, in German News and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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