On the Occasion of the Republic of Sudan's National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
January 1, 2014

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Sudan as you celebrate 58 years of independence on January 1.

We join with you in looking forward to a peaceful and definitive end to internal conflicts, the development of strong and productive relationships with your neighbors, and durable solutions to humanitarian crises.

We hope that all Sudanese will realize their aspirations for a more peaceful, prosperous, and democratic future in the year ahead.

PRN: 2014/0002