Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
August 16, 2010

U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration will travel to Sudan and Kenya from August 16 to August 29, 2010, where he will visit Juba, Nairobi, and Khartoum.

Special Envoy Gration will meet with senior leaders of the Government of Sudan and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement to discuss implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), preparations for the January 2011 referenda on self-determination for Southern Sudan and Abyei, and negotiations on issues relating to the period after the CPA. He will also initiate a broader dialogue regarding security, conflict mitigation, and planning for the post-referendum period. The Special Envoy will discuss security and stabilization efforts in Darfur with Sudanese officials, former President of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan Thabo Mbeki, and UNAMID Joint Special Representative Ibrahim Gambari.

In Nairobi, Kenya, the Special Envoy will participate in the Southern Sudan Agricultural Conference.

PRN: 2010/1115