Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized the dynamic development of relations between Russia and South Sudan during a meeting on Thursday. He made these remarks during his discussion with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir in Moscow. Putin acknowledged that Russia had been among the first nations to acknowledge South Sudan’s sovereignty and independence.
“I want to underscore that we believe there is substantial work ahead, particularly in the realm of economic advancement,” President Putin remarked.
President Kiir expressed his gratitude for the warm reception and underscored the significance of his visit to Moscow as the commencement of a long-term collaboration.
It’s worth noting that South Sudan participated in the Russia-Africa summit held in St. Petersburg, showcasing its engagement with Russia on a broader continental scale.
This meeting occurred against the backdrop of Russia’s efforts to forge new partnerships amid ongoing military activities in Ukraine.