JUBA – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is among few world leaders that are sending congratulatory messages to South Sudan on the country’s tenth independence anniversary, according to a statement by the presidency.
South Sudan on Friday marked ten years since gaining its independence from Sudan in July 2011.
Britain is one of handful Western powers, beside the United States and Norway, which rendered both humanitarian and political support to the Southern Sudanese during the liberation struggle that lasted many decades.
In a statement on Saturday, President Kiir’s office said President Salva Kiir received several congratulatory wishes from several world leaders among whom is the Queen of, the President of the Sudan Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al Burhan and King of Spain.
“Saturday 10th July 2021- His Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit has received letters of congratulations from Leaders around the world on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of South Sudan,” the presidency said in a statement.
“Among those sending greetings were, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, His Majesty Felipe King of Spain, Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council His Excellency General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan,” the statement added.
Elizabeth II, 95, is the Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms.
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