Barrow: More work needed to achieve peace in Sudan

The United States should work with its allies to “continue to work with our international allies to provide aid and promote peace” in Sudan, a Georgia congressman said last week on the floor of the House.

“The United States cannot and will not turn a blind eye to genocide in Darfur, or to corruption and poor leadership in any part of Sudan,” U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., said in a statement. “Too much blood has been shed, and too many lives have been lost.

“The United States must continue to work with our international allies to provide aid and promote peace – because that’s the right thing to do,” Barrow added. “We should do everything we can to see to it that the citizens and leaders of Sudan come together, put an end to tribal violence, and commit themselves to the welfare of Sudan.”

The “Comprehensive Peace Agreement” that ended Sudan’s 21-year-long civil war was signed five years ago. Barrow traveled to Sudan three years ago as part of a bipartisan Congressional delegation and met with a number of Sudanese officials.

“I’m encouraged by the gains that have been made. But there is still much more work to be done,” Barrow said.

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