双语新闻:克林顿将敦促南苏丹解决与苏丹的分歧

时间 : 2012-08-04 08:45来源 : VOA官网 收听下载次数 :

美国国务卿希拉里·克林顿抵达南苏丹,预计她将敦促这个世界上最新成立的国家与苏丹达成妥协。

在对南苏丹的短暂访问期间,克林顿星期五将在南苏丹首都朱巴会晤南苏丹总统基尔。

南苏丹与苏丹没有在联合国规定的最后期限8月2日之前解决国籍、石油收入以及边界划界等问题。这两个国家分离之后,这些问题悬而未决已达13个月。如果不能通过外交途径解决问题,南苏丹和苏丹可能受到经济制裁。

一名随同克林顿出访非洲的美国国务院官员说,南苏丹和苏丹围绕领土和石油收入的严重分歧使两国的经济陷于困境。


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in South Sudan, where she is expected to push for compromise between the world's newest country and Sudan.

Clinton is meeting Friday with South Sudan President Salva Kiir in Juba during the brief visit.

Sudan and South Sudan failed to meet a United Nations August 2 deadline to settle differences on citizenship, oil revenue, and border demarcation that remain unresolved 13 months after the two nations split.  The diplomatic failure could expose both nations to economic sanctions.

A U.S. State Department official traveling with Clinton on her multi-nation African tour said the bitter divisions over territory and oil threaten to wreck the economies of both nations.