Two New Sudans: A Roadmap Forward, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, July 14, 2011 [open pdf - 230KB]
From the opening statement of Richard G. Lugar: "On July 9, 2011, the Republic of South Sudan was declared by its elected government to be independent of the Republic of Sudan. This is a rare modern milestone and one that follows decades of violent oppression and conflict. The people of South Sudan have realized their dream of independence and deserve recognition for the sacrifice and commitment they made to achieve it in the face of enormous odds. The people of the United States, from Government officials to religious and academic communities, to young citizens, have had a profound impact in elevating the importance of resolving this deadly conflict. There is a prospect for new life and economic and social development in South Sudan. Nonetheless, violence remains a real prospect for millions along the borders of these two newly defined countries. Each country's respective security forces are continuing to engage in the three disputed areas along their common border, and there remains untold suffering, scarcity, and tension within both countries as well." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Johnny Isakson, John F. Kerry, Richard G. Lugar, Princeton N. Lyman, Andudu Adam Elnail, and Enough Project.
S. Hrg. 112-87; Senate Hearing 112-87
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