Special Envoy Booth Travels to Sudan and South Sudan

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 13, 2013

Ambassador Donald Booth, U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, travels to Sudan and South Sudan this week for a series of high-level meetings with government officials, members of civil society, and representatives of international and regional organizations.

This is Ambassador Booth’s first trip to the region as the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. During his visit, Ambassador Booth will express the United States’ deep concern at the lack of progress made by Sudan and South Sudan in fully implementing the September 2012 accords brokered by the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP).

Respect for human rights, the critical need for humanitarian access to conflict areas, and above all the importance of working for inclusive and representative governance will also be high on his agenda.

During his visit, Ambassador Booth will underscore the United States’ commitment to the goal of two viable states at peace internally, with one another, and with their neighbors. In this regard, the United States continues to support the efforts of the African Union and to work with other international partners to promote sustainable peace between Sudan and South Sudan.

For further information, please contact Erin Rattazzi at RattazziEA@state.gov, 202-736-7043.

PRN: 2013/1120