Cyprus and South Sudan have signed a Joint Communique establishing diplomatic relations.
The communique was signed by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides and South Sudan’s deputy Foreign Minister Deng Dau Deng, who met on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Christodoulides and Deng’s meeting was the first ever held by state officials from the two countries.
The communique expresses the two countries’ wish to work towards developing mutually beneficial relations and cooperation according to international law and the UN Charter and reaffirms their focus in promoting international peace and security.
Christodoulides also met Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Tileuberdi Mukhtar reaffirming the two sides’ will to implement the road map agreed upon in 2019, aiming at enhancing bilateral relations.
Tileuberdi accepted an invitation extended by Christodoulides to visit Cyprus in the coming period, accompanied by businesspeople. The two ministers also discussed the latest developments in the wider region, the impact from the situation in Afghanistan as well as the EU-Kazakhstan relations.