July 9, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The new state of South Sudan has today received quick recognition from many regional and international state including the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
United States: The White House issued a statement on behalf of President Barack Obama welcoming “the birth of a new nation”.
Britain: Prime Minister David Cameron said that the United Kingdom is among the first to recognise South Sudanese independence.
France: The French presidency said in a statement that Paris “recognizes and welcomes South Sudan to the community of nations," adding that Nicolas Sarkozy has proposed to South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir "that the two countries establish diplomatic relations and exchange ambassadors”.
Russia: President Dmitry Medvedev said in a letter to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir that Russia would recognise the new African country. "I am confident that the policy of South Sudan’s leadership of establishing and developing friendly relations with the Republic of Sudan and other African states will contribute to maintaining and consolidating peace in Central and East Africa".
China: Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi also announced that China has recognised South Sudan. "The Government of the People’s Republic of China announces its recognition of South Sudan, and from now on with the establishment of diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level. China is ready on the basis of peaceful coexistence, with the development of friendly relations and cooperation in all areas of South Sudan".
India: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent a letter to President Kiir. "On behalf of the people and Government of India, I convey my warmest felicitations and greetings to the people and Government of Southern Sudan on this momentous and happy occasion”.
Canada: Foreign Minister John Baird said it welcomes South Sudan into the community of nations as an independent state. "After decades of conflict and underdevelopment, this historic occasion represents an important opportunity for the people of South Sudan to build a brighter, better future for themselves”.
Brazil: In a joint communiqué with the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) the Brazilian government said it decided to establish diplomatic ties between the two nations.
Germany: A letter sent to president Kiir. Germany said it will establish diplomatic relation effective today.
Australia: The Australian government said in a statement that it has formally recognized the Republic of South Sudan as an independent state.
Italy: The government said it recognises the birth of the new independent state of Southern Sudan and congratulated his people.
Turkey: The Turkish Development Minister Cevdet Yilmaz said: "I have handed a letter on Turkey’s recognition of South Sudan from our President [Abdullah Gul] to South Sudanese authorities."
Egypt: Foreign Minister Mohammed el-Orabi said that Egypt recognises the new state.
Jordan: “The kingdom has decided to recognize the Republic of South Sudan and establish diplomatic ties with it,” the Jordanian council of ministers said in a statement after a meeting.