S. Sudan president at UN: We need help building new nation

September 23, 2011 18:41

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir made history on Friday, as he addressed the United Nations General Assembly less than three months after his country became the newest state recognized by the world body.

"We are just two years and 14 days old and you can see how many problems we have ahead of us," he stated, thanking those assembled for accepting his state as a member.Kiir said that South Sudan was "in dire need of all the help it could get."

He stated that the country was in a state of "construction and not reconstruction," saying that South Sudan was in need of development assistance.

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