South Sudan to become 193rd member of UN

 

A wide view of the historic Independence Ceremony of the Republic of South Sudan.

The UN Security Council has recommended The Republic of South Sudan for membership of the world body.

The full General Assembly will vote Thursday to make the new nation the 193rd member of the UN.

South Sudan officially declared independence from Sudan July 9 after decades of civil war between the two sides.

The Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar Teny says his country is committed to the principles of the UN, but recognizes the challenges it faces with its neighbor.

"Our fundamental hope and desire is to see peaceful coexistence between the two neighboring state of Sudan and South Sudan. We will strive to build a future in which our two countries can work cooperatively and live in peace with one another and be mutually supportive."

There is still insecurity in the boarder regions. One of which, Abyei, still has to decide whether to secede with South Sudan or stay with the north.

Duration: 19″

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