Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has approved the recognition of Republic of South Sudan as the newest independent country.
In a message to the President of the Republic of South Sudan, the Prime Minister has conveyed heartiest felicitations on behalf of the people and the Government of Pakistan to the people and Government of South Sudan and expressed best wishes for the success in nation building efforts as well as in socio-economic development of South Sudan. The Prime Minister has conveyed that the Government of Pakistan looks forward to working closely with South Sudanese Government both at bilateral and multilateral fora to advance the shared objectives of peace, prosperity and development of peoples of both countries.
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