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Jordan recognises South Sudan

(AFP) / 9 July 2011

AMMAN - Jordan on Saturday recognised South Sudan after the African country formally declared independence, becoming the world’s newest nation.

“The kingdom has decided to recognise the Republic of South Sudan and establish diplomatic ties with it,” the council of ministers said in a statement after a meeting.

Earlier on Saturday, South Sudan’s parliament speaker James Wani Igga read out the declaration of the south’s secession from the north, splitting Africa’s largest country in two, after a near unanimous vote for separation in a January referendum.

 
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