Hoyer Statement on Comprehensive Sudan Strategy

For Immediate Release:

October 19, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Obama Administration announced a comprehensive strategy for Sudan:
 
“I am pleased that the Obama Administration released their long-awaited strategy for dealing with the serious situation we face in Sudan.  I look forward to talking with the Administration in the days ahead to better understand their plans to end the genocide in Darfur, enforce continued implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the North and South, and ensure that Sudan does not become a safe haven for terrorists. 
 
“My House colleagues and I pledge to continue our focus on this important issue, and on the people of Sudan -- who have suffered tremendously, and, as the strategy says, ‘continue to live in unacceptable insecurity.’  We will keep working with the Administration to put an end to the violence and the suffering, and to advance a more secure and stable Sudan.”
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