Republic of South Sudan
Brazil was among the first countries that recognized and established diplomatic relations with South Sudan – on July 9, 2011, the independence Day of the country. Brazil is one of the 21 countries in which South Sudan is planning to establish its Embassy.
Chronology of bilateral relations
2011 – The Brazilian government sends a team of observers to the referendum on the self-determination of South Sudan
2011 – Secretary-General for Africa and Middle East of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Paulo Cordeiro de Andrade Pinto, attends South Sudan's independence ceremony. A Joint communiqué is signed on the establishment of diplomatic relations between Brazil and South Sudan
2013 – The Brazilian Embassy in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) becomes responsible for cumulatively representing Brazil to the authorities of South Sudan
2016 – The Brazilian Government welcomes the return of Riek Machar to Juba and his assumption to the post of First Vice-President of South Sudan, important milestones in the implementation process of political solution to the South Sudanese conflict, anchored in the peace agreement reached by the parties in August 2015 (April 27)