Philippines–South Sudan relations

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Philippines–South Sudanese relations
Map indicating locations of Philippines and South Sudan


South Sudan

Philippines–South Sudan relations refers to the bilateral relationship between the Philippines and South Sudan. The Philippines recognized South Sudan as a sovereign state soon after it declared its independence on 9 July 2011.[1] The Philippine embassy in Nairobi has jurisdiction over South Sudan.[2]


The Philippines and South Sudan established diplomatic relations through an agreement signed by Philippine and South Sudanese ambassadors to Kenya, Domingo Lucenario Jr. and Majok Guandong Thiep at the United Nations Office at Nairobi on 13 March 2013. In a statement, Lucenario said the formal establishment of relations between the Philippines and South Sudan will be mutually beneficial "because [the two countries] would now be able to intensify relations in various common areas of cooperation.”[1] The two ambassadors also discussed the need to establish a Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation to identify various areas of cooperation to benefit the peoples of the Philippines and South Sudan.[3]

Other economic relations[edit]

There are more than 300 Overseas Filipinos working in South Sudan.[4] In January 2012, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration banned the deployment of Filipino workers to South Sudan due to the escalation of inter-ethnic violence there. The ban was lifted two months later as the political and security situation in South Sudan improved.[2][5]

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  1. ^ a b Aning, Jerome (16 March 2013). "PH, S. Sudan forge ties". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "DFA raises alert level 3 in South Sudan; deployment ban in place". ABS-CBN News. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Philippines, South Sudan Establish Diplomatic Relations". Department of Foreign Affairs (Philippines). 15 March 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Del Callar, Michaela (16 March 2013). "PHL, South Sudan establish diplomatic ties". GMA News. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Tubeza, Philip C. (23 March 2012). "Government lifts OFW deployment ban in Libya, Nigeria, South Sudan". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 16 March 2013.