WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), along with Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution in support of South Sudan’s peace process and efforts to transition to democratic rule.
“I support the South Sudanese people and their tireless efforts to secure a democratic transition in Sudan. It is important to keep the momentum going to strengthen the fragile peace that exists in South Sudan today,” said Senator Coons. “As important discussions within the country continue, all of the relevant political actors should feel secure in their ability to participate in South Sudan’s transition. The lives and livelihoods of the people depend on it. When I visited South Sudan, I saw with my own eyes how the courage and resiliency of its people is matched only by the suffering that the civil war has caused. It is time to put that war in South Sudan’s rearview mirror and build toward a stable future.”
“With the introduction of this resolution, we are expressing our continued support for the people of South Sudan. We encourage all parties within South Sudan to provide a secure environment to resolve outstanding political issues and make demonstrable progress toward creating a lasting peace,” said Senator Isakson.
The resolution is available here.