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Diplomatic relations established with the Republic of South Sudan

Press release

On 17 April 2013 Romania established diplomatic relations with South Sudan.

The Republic of South Sudan thus becomes the 184th state Romania has diplomatic relations with.

The ceremony took place at the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations, in New York, where the permanent representatives of the two states to the UN signed the Romanian-Sudanese Joint Communiqué on establishing diplomatic relations.

The two states undertook to ground their relations on the principles and objectives of the UN Charter and of international law. During the discussion after the signing ceremony, the ambassadors evoked the opportunities of enhancing the level of bilateral cooperation, notably in the economic field.

Romania had recognized the Republic of South Sudan as a sovereign and independent state on the very day South Sudan proclaimed its independence, i.e. 9 July 2011.