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Vol 1 (AAC) No 11

Published 1st September 2008


Playing the odds

The new Consulate in Juba is the sign of strengthening relations between the Government of Southern Sudan and China

A new phase in China's relations with Sudan began on 1 September when Assistant Foreign Minister Zhai Jun inaugurated the new Chinese Consulate in Juba. This was an historic move in the former wartime government garrison town that became the capital of Southern Sudan after the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. The consulate establishes quasi-diplomatic ties with the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS), which enjoys semi-autonomy under the CPA.

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