23 January 2013

South Sudan: Govt Committed to Implement Abyei Agreement

press release

Juba — The Government of the Republic of South Sudan has declared that it will not deviate from the Abyei agreement saying this is its permanent position.

This was announced yesterday by the government spokesperson, Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin when addressing Abyei community during a prayer session for the success of referendum which is expected to take place in October.

Dr Benjamin said the government is committed to the full implementation of the Abyei agreement and if Khartoum does not want to cooperate then the issue will be taken to the Security Council. He urged the people of Abyei to prepare adequately for the referendum. He also reported that the government is working on the Abyei police as agreed.

On his part, the secretary general of the Sudan Council of Churches, Rev. Mack Akech Achen pledged to support the Abyei community in its endeavour for peace and prosperity. He disclosed that the church is currently working with international friends to see that Abyei problems are resolved.

Source: News Agency of South Sudan

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