JUBA – The American special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth has ended his diplomatic service and is now going for retirement, the United States Embassy in South Sudan said in a brief social media statement on Thursday.
In the statement seen by Sudans Post, the US embassy in Juba said it is grateful for Booth’s service in the American efforts to consolidate peace in South Sudan and said the veteran US diplomat is going for retirement.
“After a long service as Special Envoy to Sudan and S. Sudan and hard work in advancing peace in both countries, the U.S. Embassy is grateful and wishes Special Envoy Donald Booth all the best for his retirement,” the statement reads.
“U.S. Embassy Juba is grateful for efforts by Special Envoy Donald Booth in advancing peace in South Sudan. We wish him all the best in his retirement,” it added.
Booth was first posted as the US Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan from August 2013 by President Obama. He was then again posted to the same position after President Donald Trump was sworn in as 45th US President in January 2017.
Initially, Booth served in several diplomatic positions such as economic counselor in Greece before serving as the US Ambassador to Liberia, Zambia, and Ethiopia.