Adler urges South Sudanese to unite for development

Adler urges South Sudanese to unite for development

Michael Adler, US ambassador to South Sudan [Matik Kueth, The City Review]

The United States Ambassador to South Sudan, Michael Adler, urged the people of South Sudan to cooperate to build a better and prosperous future for the country.

Adler, who spoke during the inauguration Ceremony for the South Sudan Union Mission (SSUM) of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Juba yesterday, Adler reiterated the US commitment to keep helping South Sudanese citizens.

“We stand with South Sudanese of all backgrounds, faith, and communities who accept their responsibility to work for a future of peace. We stand with South Sudanese of all backgrounds, faiths, and communities who accept their responsibility to work for the welfare of all their country’s people,” Adler stated.

He stated that if the people of South Sudan could achieve peace, then members of all the communities in the country might collaborate to create a better nation.

“The words I heard when I came here remind me of how U.S. engagement in support of the people of South Sudan began decades ago in what was then southern Sudan and is today an independent country. They remind me of how much can be accomplished when people commit to work for a society marked by peace, opportunity, and good governance not just for themselves but for all, including people of all backgrounds, faiths, and communities in their country and all people around the globe,” he said.

According to Adler, US support for the people of South Sudan will frequently be grounded on principles such as respect for human rights, democracy, and peace.

“This engagement was based and will always be based on values including belief in peace, human rights, democracy, and a people’s right to choose a government responsive to their needs,” he stressed.

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