Monday,January 31

"Armenia welcomes the South Sudan referendum. The preliminary
results of the referendum, which no doubt will not differ from the
final results, again stipulated that free self-determination is the
indivisible right of every people," Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian
told the Armenpress news agency, commenting upon the preliminary
results of the South Sudan referendum.

According to the Minister, this choice by the South Sudan people is
"the latest example of triumph of the self-determination right and
a right way of solving current problems" over 60 years, since the
establishment of UN.

"We hope South Sudan, choosing the way of mastering its own fate,
will succeed in establishment of independent statehood," Edward
Nalbandian said.

From: A. Papazian