Kigali, Rwanda

16 July 2016

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with USAID Administrator and other U.S. officials

On the margins of the African Union Summit in Kigali, the Secretary-General met today with USAID Administrator, Ms. Gayle Smith, together with the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ms. Linda Thomas Greenfield, and the U.S. Special Envoy for South Sudan, Mr. Donald Booth, to discuss the situation in South Sudan.

They both expressed grave concern about the risk of further violence in the country, as well as the appalling humanitarian situation which was compounded by the recent fighting in Juba.

They look forward to the outcomes of the deliberations of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and African Union leaders on the matter, hoping that these will provide additional momentum to the international efforts to address the security situation, in particular in Juba, and ensure the effective implementation of the peace agreement.