UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Office of Press Relations
For Immediate Release
August 16, 2012
Deputy Administrator Meets with South Sudanese Delegation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, August 16, USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg met with a visiting delegation of government officials from the Republic of South Sudan. Led by Minister of Cabinet Affairs Deng Alor, the delegation included Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Kosti Manibe and Minister of Petroleum and Mining Stephen Dhieu Dau.
The meeting focused on identifying methods to strengthen South Sudan's financial management systems, improve government transparency for donors and investors, and address rising food insecurity and the prevention of humanitarian crises. Both USAID and South Sudan are committed to strengthening their long-standing partnership and will explore ways that maximize U.S. investments for the benefit of the South Sudanese people.
The United States is the primary donor to South Sudan and is striving to support South Sudan's efforts to maintain the significant development gains it has achieved since the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended Sudan’s civil war.
Press Contact: USAID Press Office
Henry Jada Andrea,
Public Diplomacy Assistant,
U.S. Embassy Juba,
Tel: 202-216-6279 ext 267