Canada and South Sudan
- July 19, 2011: Morris Batali, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Republic of South Sudan in Canada, addressed foreign diplomats who graced a dinner hosted to celebrate South Sudan's independence. Batali invited governments, private sectors, and individual investors to come to and invest in South Sudan, more importantly in sectors such as Agriculture and Forestry, Oil and Gas, the mining sector, we have potential for gold, nickel, uranium and rear metals, Health Care, Infrastructure such as housing, roads and bridges and Education.
- July 17, 2011: Canada and South Sudan: Canadian International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda will visit South Sudan to meet Government officials and see how Canada can extend her help to the new nation. She said, 'This is an opportunity for Canada to build a productive and positive relationship with South Sudan as a newly independent nation'. Earlier, she will be visiting Kenyan refugee camps.
- She added, 'The Government of Canada congratulates South Sudan on its newly acquired independence and recognizes the many challenges it will face as it develops and grows. I want to ensure that Canada's contribution to its future will be effective and help realize the outcomes its people have struggled for over the past decades. That is why it is important to establish a dialogue with the newly formed government and local representatives to establish how best Canada can contribute to their aspirations.'