22nd May 2019
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EXCLUSIVE: US gives conditions for financial aid

Author : Daniel Danis | Published: 3 years ago

The US Secretary of State says the United States is willing to support South Sudan in its economic recovery as long as the Transitional Government of National Unity is committed to the full implementation of the peace agreement.

John Kerry says the TGoNU should immediately initiate reforms as provided for in the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan in order to attract funding from financial institutions.

In an exclusive interview with Eye Radio’s Daniel Danis, Kerry said the United States is currently the biggest donor for South Sudan, with money directed to humanitarian aid and the establishment of a hybrid court.

He said the U.S is still willing to provide more funds if South Sudanese leaders embark on reforms.

“If they choose not to do that, then we, who have been the largest donor in the world to the government of South Sudan, will have to rethink what we are doing,” Kerry stressed, “because we are not [going to] work with the government that is not willing to work with itself and with its own people.”

Secretary Kerry also says the U.S has availed 5 million dollars for the establishment of a court that will try individuals accused of committing serious crimes in the conflict since 2013.

He earlier announced additional $138 million to provide food, water, shelter and medical assistance for thousands of civilians displaced by the conflict. Listen to full interview here:

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