Turkey and the Republic of South Sudan Political Relations

Turkey is one of the first countries to recognize South Sudan after independence. Juba consulate opened in January 2011 by Turkey, was converted to the Embassy immediately after the declaration of independence of the Republic of South Sudan.

At the independence ceremony held in Juba on July 9, 2011, our country was represented by Cevdet Yilmaz, the Minister of Development. The Republic of South Sudan opened one of its first Embassies in Ankara in June 2012.

Many high-level mutual visits are carried out between Turkey and the Republic of South Sudan. In this way, efforts are being made to complete the moral infrastructure with high-level visits.

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Nhial Deng Nhial visited our country on 22-23 November 2012 as an invitation to Sayın Bakanımız and officially opened the Embassy of Ankara.

President Salva Kiir Mayardit, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Barnaba Marial Benjamin attended the “100th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony of the Gallipoli Campaign” in Canakkale and Istanbul on April 23-25, 2015 in the presence of Awan Guol Riak, the President of the State Office.

Our economic / commercial relations with South Sudan are limited. (In the year of 2016, we exported US $ 195,000 in exports and in the first four quarters of 2017, 370,000 US dollars were exported to South Sudan from our country).

The Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation between the two countries was signed in April 2017.

 Priority is given to the capacity increase and technical cooperation studies by our country in coordination with TIKA in South Sudan. Education and scope of cooperation in the context of Turkey Scholarships, scholarships to higher education many students from South Sudan are allocated. 11 students in the 2016-2017 academic year, ” Turkey Scholarships ” under the scholarship is awarded.

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