Ambassador Hamadi Bachir presents credentials to President of South Sudan

Juba, June 19, 2014 (SPS) - Mr. Hamadi Bachir presented yesterday, Wednesday, his letter of credence to the President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E. Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit as an extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of the Saharawi Republic (SADR) in Juba.
In a reception held at the Presidency of the Republic of South Sudan in Juba, the Saharawi ambassador conveyed to President Mayardit the greetings of his Saharawi counterpart Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz.
Mr. Hamadi Bachir applauded the “deep and strong” relations already exist between the Republic of South Sudan and SADR, which has been consolidated in a common historic framework.
The Saharawi diplomat said he is pride to represent SADR in the State of South Sudan, expressing readiness to further develop and strengthen the very excellent bilateral relations between the two countries in a way that meets the aspirations of the peoples of both countries.
He also hailed the role played by South Sudan in the African continent, praising its support to the Saharawi cause, both continentally and internationally.
The Saharawi ambassador has earlier presented his letter of credence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of South Sudan, Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin.
Presenting his letter of credence to South Sudan Foreign Minister, Mr. Hamadi Bachir underlined that this important step in the history of the two countries “will be the foundation stone in strengthening the historical ties shared by the two countries.”
In is worth noting that South Sudan recognized the Saharawi Republic (SADR) immediately after achieving independence on 9 July 2011. (SPS)