Africa: Sudan’s National Day


Press Statement

John Kerry

Secretary of State

Washington, DC

January 1, 2017


On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Sudan on 61 years of independence and send our best wishes for the year ahead.

I share your hopes for a Sudan at peace with itself and its neighbors. It is my fervent wish that the coming year brings sustainable peace, reconciliation, and development to Sudan.



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