SOUTH SUDAN: Relations with Israel

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Some Arab countries have relations with Israel, why not us! “

July 27, 2011.

The representative of South Sudan in Washington (seen here on the left) says… there are no pitfalls of opening diplomatic relations with Israel. Ezekiel Gatkuoth, the representative of South Sudan in Washington, said the new state of Southern Sudan which should be formally established later in 2011 (it was approved by referendum) should open a diplomatic channel with Israel. “Some Arab countries have relations with Israel, why not us!” he was quoted as saying.

He said he knows that Israel will be the first to provide material support to the new state consequent to enabling it to grow as fast as possible. He added that it is also quite possible that Israel is already present there to build the foundations of this new state.

(Source: JSSNews.com | article translated from the original version in French)

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