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New Delhi: A parliamentary delegation from South Sudan, led by the speaker of the Transitional National Assembly, Jemma Nunu Kumba, on Wednesday called on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Welcoming the delegation to India, the President said that India and South Sudan enjoy cordial and friendly relations. She said that India is proud to be a major troop contributor to the UN Peacekeeping Missions in South Sudan.

She added that apart from Peace Missions, Indian soldiers are playing an important humanitarian role, and contributing to furthering relations between the two countries.

President Murmu said that India is determined to be a reliable development partner for South Sudan. She expressed confidence that the youth of South Sudan would take advantage of the training and capacity building opportunities provided by India’s ITEC and ICCR scholarship programmes.

The President said that South Sudan can benefit from India’s experiences in parliamentary democracy in its ongoing political process, including the drafting of a new Constitution. She further said that India would extend its full support to South Sudan in this process.

India recognized South Sudan in the year 2011 immediately after South Sudan became independent. South Sudan maintains an embassy in New Delhi and India at Juba. There are around 1000 Indians living in South Sudan currently.

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Updated: 05 Apr 2023, 01:57 PM IST
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