Bangladesh recognises the Republic of South Sudan, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
South Sudan became independent on July 9 and earned the United Nations membership on July 14.
Bangladesh pledges full commitment to support South Sudan in its journey towards consolidation of democracy, sustainable development and equitable social justice, according to the release.
The Bangladesh contingent of UN peacekeepers comprising more than 1,500 troops played an important and constructive role under the United Nations Mission in Sudan in implementing the Compre-hensive Peace Agreement signed in January 2005 that led to the full independence of the Republic of South Sudan, the ministry added.
-With New Age input