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  9/23/2011, Elul 24, 5771

PM Cites South Sudan for its Independence Procedure


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu praised South Sudan on Thursday for the way it went about achieving its independence. At the beginning of a meeting with President Salva Kiir Mayardit, Netanyahu said that the story of South Sudan is an inspiration and teaches how it is possible to establish a new independent state in an area that has been - and is yet - embroiled in painful conflict.

The prime minister continued, "South Sudan was established after long negotiations and with the agreement of all parties involved and the international community." He concluded, "I hope that everyone will see that this is the way to establish a state - through direct negotiations and not via unilateral measures."