South Sudan's Official statement on the resumption of diplomatic relations with the Saharawi Republic

New York (United Nations) 22 September 2022 (SPS)- The Republic of South Sudan issued an official statement, on September 20, 2022, declaring its decision to resume normal diplomatic relations with the Saharawi Republic.

Following is the text of the official statement, of which SPS received a copy:

PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS NEW YORK

Press Statement

The delegation of the Republic of South Sudan to the United Nations 77th General Assembly, led by H.E. Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, Vice-President of the Republic of South met with Hon. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sahrawi Republic (SADR) at the margins of the UN General Assembly on September 20, 2022.

The two heads of delegations discussed issues of bilateral relations, where H.E. the Vice-President confirmed to the Hon. Minister that South Sudan is committed to the position of the African Union (AU) on the issue of Western Sahrawi, which was also adopted in the South Sudan’s Council of Ministers Resolution recently.

Based on the position of the AU and the Resolution of the Council of Ministers’ cited above, South Sudan looks forward to re-establishing diplomatic relations with the Sahrawi Republic. (SPS)

090/500/60 (SPS)