Russia–South Sudan relations
On 9 July 2011, Mikhail Margelov, Russia's representative at independence ceremonies in Juba, delivered to President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit a message from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, which saw Medvedev congratulating his South Sudanese counterpart on the independence of the new nation. On 11 July 2011, Dmitry Medvedev issued an ukaz formally recognising the independence of South Sudan and instructing the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to being negotiations with South Sudan on the establishment of diplomatic relations. In introducing Sergey Shishkin, the Russian Ambassador to Uganda, to Deng Alor, the South Sudanese Foreign Minister, Margelov also announced the intention of Russia to establish an embassy in Juba, and that Shishkin would concurrently be accredited to South Sudan in the meantime.
In Juba for the independence ceremonies, Margelov stated that Russia intended to pursue economic ties with South Sudan, noting that the newly independent nation had many challenges ahead of it, and Russia would have to seize the opportunity and establish itself as part of the nation's economy.
- "Congratulations to President of South Sudan Salvatore Kiir Mayardit". Presidential Press and Information Office. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- Президента РФ. Указ №919 от 11 июля 2011 «О признании Российской Федерацией Республики Южный Судан и об установлении с ней дипломатических отношений». (President of Russia. Ukaz #919 of 11 July 2011 On the recognition by the Russian Federation of South Sudan and the establishment of diplomatic relations with it. ).
- "Russia plans to open embassy in South Sudan". Russkiy Mir. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
- "Russia seeks contracts in South Sudan - envoy". Juba: RIA Novosti. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
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