Home | News    Monday 2 June 2014

Sudan warns against attempts to impose new solutions on Abyei

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

June 1, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan has called for the establishment of administrative and security mechanisms in Abyei, warning that any attempt to seek other solution will be catastrophic for the disputed area.

On 29 May, the UN Security Council (UNSC) extended the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 October 2014 and urged Khartoum and Juba to implement the signed agreements between the two countries over Abyei.

Speaking before the 15 member body, the deputy head of Sudan mission at the United Nations commended the council’s decision and said that his government is hopeful that Juba exerts the needed efforts to establish the interim administration, the legislative and joint police force.

He said that the shortest way to settle the dispute over the region is to improve security conditions and to engage in a dialogue in order to settle the dispute.

He further warned that his government rejects any attempts to impose other alternative.

“Any attempt to devise any ideas or proposals beyond those agreements signed between the parties or to impose hasty solutions will be catastrophic to the situation in Abyei,” he said.

Juba which refuses to implement the 20 June agreement says these agreements are exceeded by the events and outdated it in return proposes to go directly to the referendum proposed by the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC).

Reports from the region reflects the growing tensions between the two communities of Ngok Dinka and Misseriya who clashed several times during the past three months.

South Sudan ambassador to the United Nation Francis Deng noted that the international community, didn’t recognise the outcome of the unilateral referendum organised in October 2013 adding it however “reflects the genuine aspirations of the Ngok Dinka”.

The South Sudan ambassador referred in his speech to a proposal he extended to the Security Council to stabilise the situation in Abyei before to reach a negotiated solution for the dispute.

“It is my opinion that the Ngok Dinka need and deserve to restore their erstwhile autonomous administrative status, which was combined with cordial and cooperative relations with the Missiriya, this time under internationally guaranteed security arrangements, and in cooperation with the governments of South Sudan and Sudan,” he said.

“I should reiterate that the details of my proposals for the stabilisation of Abyei are in the note I have already referred to and which is a Security Council document,” he further said.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


World’s newest nation has unprecedented opportunity to end sexual violence in conflict 2014-10-17 21:34:44 By Zainab Hawa Bangura October 17, 2014 - As United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, I completed my first trip to South Sudan last (...)

Celebrate the golden jubilee of the October 1964 Sudanese revolution 2014-10-17 21:34:32 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman October 17, 2014 - Despite the dearth and lack of what needs celebration and rejoice in the reign of the National Congress Party (NCP) regime led by the tyrant genocidal (...)

Sudan, Iran, the Obama Administration, and Khartoum’s political vision" 2014-10-16 09:05:01 More about what we learn from the leaked minutes of the August 31 meeting bringing together Khartoum's most senior military and security officials By Eric Reeves October 15, 2014 - The document (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan Democracy First Group condemns wave of arbitrary arrests in Sudan 2014-09-25 05:17:35 Sudan Democracy First Group 25 September 2014 - In a desperate attempt to prevent a series of events commemorating the victims of the September 2013 protests, Sudan’s notorious National (...)

HRW calls on UN rights body to press Sudan to investigate murder of peaceful protesters 2014-09-24 21:24:09 Human Rights Watch One Year On, No Justice for Protester Deaths (Geneva, September 23, 2014) – The United Nations Human Rights Council should call on Sudan to account immediately for the death (...)

Hundreds walk for peace in South Sudan 2014-09-23 08:30:16 National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) PRESS RELEASE Juba, 21 September 2014 - Hundreds of people took to the streets of the South Sudan capital Jubato ‘Walk for Peace’and demand (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.