Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 13, 2011

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson will present the keynote address at "The Birth of the Republic of South Sudan," an event hosted by the U.S. Institute of Peace on Thursday, July 14, to mark the new nation’s independence. Ambassador Carson's remarks, titled "U.S. Engagement with the Republic of South Sudan," will lay out U.S. policy toward the new country.

The event begins at 2:30 pm with Ambassador Carson speaking at 4:00 pm. The U.S. Institute of Peace is located at 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington D.C.

Department of State
Bureau of African Affairs
Hilary Fuller Renner

PRN: 2011/1183