Khartoum 1-15-2022 (SUNA) – The US Assistant Secretary of State Molly Phee and the new Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa David Satterfield will travel to Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Ethiopia during January 17-20, 2022.

 The Assistant Secretary of State and Special Envoy Satterfield will attend the Friends of Sudan meeting, which aims to mobilize international support for UNITAMS in its efforts to facilitate a democratic civil transition in Sudan. After attending the Friends of Sudan meeting, the Assistant Secretary of State and Special Envoy will also travel to Khartoum, where they will meet with pro-democracy activists, women and youth groups, civil society, military leaders, and political figures, and their message will be clear: The United States is committed to freedom, peace, and justice for the Sudanese people.

In Ethiopia, the US high-ranking officials will follow up on President Biden's constructive phone call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy on January 10 and encourage government officials to seize the current opportunity for peace by ending air strikes and other hostilities. negotiating a ceasefire, releasing all political prisoners, restoring continued humanitarian access, and laying the groundwork for an inclusive national dialogue.

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