US to press for new approach for peace-building in South Sudan – diplomat
July 6th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The United State government will press for a new approach in building peace in South Sudan, a top US diplomat said Thursday.
Thomas Hushek, the US ambassador to South Sudan said during the commemoration of 4th July in Juba that his government will employ a new approach in achieving and building peace in the world’s youngest nation.
“The U.S. Embassy will press for an ambitious approach to build peace in South Sudan,” Hushek said.
“It is not enough that a peace agreement was signed, if the parties continue to squabble over the mundane legalities but lose sight of the ambitious spirit of the agreement. It’s not enough to wait to set up a power-sharing government four months from now and let the weeks and months slip away without key leaders meeting and talking with each other,” he added.
The diplomat further reiterated the American commitment to help the people of South Sudan fight the looming hunger by giving food assistances.
“The U.S. Embassy remains optimistic that we can and we will help South Sudanese tackle the enormous challenge of hunger. Almost 7 million South Sudanese are in need of food assistance, and it would be easy to lose hope at such daunting a challenge,” he said.