The Department has appointed W. Stuart Symington IV as Special Envoy for South Sudan. 

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Special Envoy Symington will lead U.S. efforts to support the peace process and a successful political transition in South Sudan.

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Special Envoy Symington is a retired Ambassador who previously served as Chief of Mission to Nigeria from 2016-2019, to Rwanda from 2008-2011, and to Djibouti from 2006-2008.  Ambassador Symington served as the U.S. Special Representative for the Central African Republic from 2014-2016.