South Sudan prez asks world support for new nation

UNITED NATIONS — As his nation makes its United Nations debut, the president of newly independent South Sudan is urging the government of its northern neighbor to seek a peaceful solution to remaining border disputes.

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Published: Sat 24 Sep 2011, 10:29 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:56 AM

Salva Kiir also appealed to world leaders Friday at the General Assembly for their support in building the new nation, one he said “never had anything worth rebuilding” even before its independence.

Kiir said while his country has no intention of interfering in Sudan’s internal affairs, he hoped the Khartoum government to seek a peaceful resolution to conflicts, such as in the South Kordofan state.

Sudan says that region, which borders South Sudan, is home to armed rebels backed by its southern neighbour.

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