Deputy Assistant Secretary Peter Lord Meets South Sudanese Leaders

During a July 26 – 27 visit to Juba, Peter Lord, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Africa, Sudan, and South Sudan in the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, met President Salva Kiir Mayardit, First Vice President Riek Machar, and Foreign Minister Mayiik Ayii Deng.

They discussed proposed plans for the remainder of the transitional period. DAS Lord called for greater momentum, transparency, and accountability in implementing the peace agreement. As South Sudan’s leaders map out the way forward for the remainder of the transitional period, we encourage them to listen to and heed the diverse views of the people of South Sudan.