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Biden concerns of dying peace deal and ongoing violence in South Sudan, dispatches Donald Booth

May 08, 2021 – Troubled by slow implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), ongoing violence, and deteriorating economic and humanitarian conditions, the United States is dispatching the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth from tomorrow, May 9th, 2021 to meet the peace partners in the capital, Juba.

US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020, after being declared the winner of the presidential election (Photo credit: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)
US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020, after being declared the winner of the presidential election (Photo credit: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

According to a statement released today by the U.S. Department of State, Amb. Donald Booth will hold meetings with government officials, political stakeholders, civil society and international partners.

“U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth will travel to South Sudan from May 9 to May 13, 2021.” Part of the statement reads.

“Special Envoy Booth will hold meetings with government officials, political stakeholders, and civil society and international partners.” The statement continued.

According to Ned Price, the spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State who was sworn-in on January 20, 2021, the Special Envoy’s travel underscores the Biden Administration commitment to work with IGAD, regional and international partners to support peace and stability in South Sudan.

“The Special Envoy’s travel underscores the United States’ commitment to work with IGAD and other regional and international partners to support peace and stability in South Sudan.” Ned Price said.

“Of particular concern to the United States is the slow implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), ongoing violence, and deteriorating economic and humanitarian conditions.” Ned Price continued.

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