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Armenia, Karabakh Hail South Sudan’s Vote For Independence.

Inspiration is seen in South Sudan’s referendum.

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh welcomed on Monday an internationally recognized referendum in South Sudan, saying the nearly unanimous vote for its secession from the country’s north underscored peoples’ right to self-determination.

Official Yerevan and Stepanakert hope that South Sudan’s independence will set another precedent for a resolution of the Karabakh conflict sought by them.

Preliminary official results of the referendum showed 99 percent of voters in the war-torn region voting for secession. Their announcement on Sunday sparked mass celebrations in the southern capital Juba.


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