United States of America and South Sudan
The United States of America is one of the first countries to officially recognize South Sudan as independent.
Susan Page is the Ambassador of US to South Sudan.
Kevin Mullalley directs the U.S. Agency for International Development’s mission for South Sudan in Juba.
- July 4, 2012: US to grant $440 million aid to South Sudan during 2012
United States urges Sudan and South Sudan to put in more efforts to resolve a crisis over fees for oil transfers. The US said that it will also support a proposal by the African Union mediators. In a statement, the US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said, "We further urge the parties to redouble their efforts to reach an agreement on permanent oil and financial arrangements as the impending crisis threatens not only the flow of oil but also long term damage to infrastructure," "Therefore an agreement that addresses the current crisis has become necessary and is in the interests of both countries,"
On December 21, 2011 US Ambassador Susan Page speaks to press and says that the recent International Engagement Conference in Washington DC would go a long way in helping South Sudan attract investors.
In December 2011, the United States of America has lifted the sanctions on the Republic of South Sudan. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Barnaba Marial Benjamin announced to reporters that the US promised South Sudan the membership of the African Government Opportunity Act which allows export and import of South Sudan's products to the USA without any taxes charged. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, who participated in the International Engagement Conference in Washington DC, said that the US introduced South Sudan to the international community in the high profile conference.
On December 8, 2011 it was announced that Susan Page is the US ambassador to South Sudan. President Salva Kiir held a special ceremony at the Presidential Guest House and received the official credential about her appointment as the Ambassador.