Embassy of the United States, Juba

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Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs; former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell; Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; and Ambassador R. Barrie Walkley inaugurating the new U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan on Independence Day, July 9, 2011.

The United States Embassy in Juba, South Sudan, was first established on 9 July 2011[1] as the United States diplomatic mission to the country of South Sudan. Upon the independence of South Sudan, the old United States Consulate General Juba, originally opened in 2005[2] was upgraded into a full embassy, in recognition of the independence of South Sudan. The chief of mission was Chargé d'Affaires R. Barrie Walkley, pending the appointment of an ambassador to South Sudan.[3]

On 19 October, Susan D. Page was confirmed as the first United States' Ambassador to South Sudan.[4]

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  1. ^ "Briefing on the New Republic of South Sudan". U.S. Department of State. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Embassy of the United States, Juba, South Sudan. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Voter Registration Begins for Southern Sudan Referendum
  4. ^ Susan Page Confirmed As Ambassador To Juba

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