photo from GurtongPresident Kiir addressed President Bashir of north Sudan, and Mr Moon, of the United Nations.
First couple of paragraphs.
Your Excellency, Field Marshal Omar Hassan Ahmed Al Bashir, President of the Republic of the Sudan, Your Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, Your Excellency Mr. Teodoro Obiang Nguma, Mba- sogo, Chairperson of the African Union and President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Your Excellencies Heads of States and Governments, Your excellencies heads of delegations, Your Excellencies Sudanese political party leaders and leaders of the three branches of our Government, Distinguished members of the diplomatic corps and invited guests, the friends of South Sudan, and most importantly the people of South Sudan,
I welcome you all to this historic event in the name of Almighty God and in the name of the glorious revolution of the people of South Sudan.
Before I proceed with my address, may we rise up to observe a minute of silence in honor of our fallen heroes and heroines who paid the ultimate price for our freedom and dignity.Download a pdf copy.
Original at Sudan Vision