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MOSCOW, July 15 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia backed UN membership for South Sudan saying it would strengthen stability and security on the African continent.
“On June 14 the UN General Assembly upon a recommendation of the Security Council unanimously adopted the resolution on the admission of the Republic of South Sudan to the United Nations Organization,” the Russian foreign ministry said on Thursday.
“The decision was made according to the declaration of independence by the new African state on July 9, 2011. Thus, the Republic of South Sudan became the 193rd member of the global Organization,” it said.
“We expect that the UN membership of the Republic of South Sudan will promote stability and security on the African continent. We hope the Republic of South Sudan will be a responsible UN member and will abide in its actions in international and regional affairs by the principle of the rule of law and in strict compliance with the UN Charter,” the ministry said.
“The international community has to render major assistance to the buildup of the statehood of South Sudan and social and economic development of the country. Russia supported the UN Security Council Resolution 1996 on the establishment of a new UN Mission in South Sudan guided by the agreement of the accepting parties and proceeding from the significant role of the organization in ensuring peace and security in the states,” the ministry said.