The Republic of South Sudan was admitted to the NBI by the Nile Council of Ministers during their 20 regular meeting held on 5 July, 2012 in Kigali, Rwanda. One of the key reasons for South Sudan’s joining the NBI is that geographically, the country falls wholly (98 percent) within the River Nile Basin and therefore its growth and prosperity are undoubtedly linked to the developments within the River Nile Basin.

South Sudan children entertaining guests during the 21st Nile-COM meeting held in Juba.