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Sudan recognizes South Sudan

Friday, July 8, 2011

Laaska News  July 8,2011
KHARTOUM, July 8 (Xinhua) — Sudanese government on Friday officially announced its recognition of South Sudan as an independent state with sovereignty as of Saturday based on the borderline of Jan. 1, 1956.

“The Republic of Sudan announces its recognition of the establishment of the Republic of South Sudan as an independent state with sovereignty, as of July 9, 2011, according to the borders of Jan. 1, 1956 and according to the two sides’ borders which were standing when the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was inked on Jan. 9, 2005,” said a statement by the Sudanese Presidency, read by Sudanese Minister of the Presidency Affairs Bakri Hassan Salih here Friday.

South Sudan is expected to be officially declared independent on Saturday according to the results of a referendum on self- determination for southern Sudan.

Xinhua

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