Home | News    Saturday 14 September 2013

US special envoy Booth to visit Sudan and South Sudan

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

September 13, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The newly-appointed US special envoy Donald Booth makes his first trip to Khartoum and Juba "this week" where he will discuss with officials from both sides a wide range of issues related to relations between the two neighbours and internal political developments.

JPEG - 72.7 kb
President Barack Obama meets with Ambassador Donald Booth, Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, in the Oval Office, Aug. 28, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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, said a statement released by the American embassy in Khartoum on Friday.

Booth further will discuss "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", it further stressed.

The statement did not give the day which he will arrive to Khartoum but only said "this week".

Press reports published in Khartoum last Tuesday said Booth would arrive on Friday, but the embassy at the time declined to confirm these reports when Sudan Tribune contacted them.

However, the publication of the statement indicates that his arrival is imminent.

Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti who is expected to meet with Booth, before traveling to New York to attend the UN General Assembly meetings. He recently welcomed the appointment of the new envoy and pledged that his government would cooperate with him and facilitate his mission.

He further pointed out that US secretary of state John Kerry told him that he and Booth would work to improve bilateral relations besides the file of Sudan and South Sudan issues.

"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 neighbours", the embassy said.

Khartoum demands that economic sanctions imposed since October 1997 are lifetd and that Sudan is removed from the list of states who sponsors of terrorism.

The outbreak of a conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states in 2011 pushed the American administration to not honour previous pledges since the signing of the 2005 peace agreement to remove Sudan from the terror sponsors list.

Lifting the economic sanctions requires the approval of the US Congress, a step that Washington said implies the end of internal conflicts in Darfur and the Two Areas and the improvement of freedoms and human rights situation in the country.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 14 September 2013 04:46, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    No changed to both sudans from American espacial envoy to sudans.

    repondre message

    • 14 September 2013 09:17, by Peacocktail

      Booth as per Obama directive sound tougher than former Envoy. most importance isue he can address are:ending genocides in Darfur, Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains, ensure Sudan cut ties with Islamic republic of Iran on Nuclear sharing, Implement outstanding issues with Republic of South Sudan. Sudan to Disengage in CAR power struggle and sponsoring.hand out Terrorist calls David Yau Yau in Khartuom.

      repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Sudan’s Constitutional Declaration was reduced to absurdity 2019-08-13 20:31:25 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman After paying tributes to the martyrs and hoping healing for wounded and offer sincere greetings to the rebellious Sudanese people who are inevitably victorious, having (...)

Options and opportunities for SPLM-N al-Hilu to join Sudan’s transition 2019-08-13 20:06:06 By Ibrahim B. Musa Despite the initial signing of the political on July, 17th, 2019 and constitutional declaration on August 4th, 2019, as well as the previous exhausting efforts made in (...)

Can Sudan achieve peace and democratic transition? 2019-08-13 07:37:28 By Rosalind Marsden Sudan has a unique opportunity to embrace democratic transition but there is no room for complacency. Comprehensive reforms and a united democratic front will be key to (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.