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TEXT: Sudan’s letter rejecting AU proposal on Abyei issue

Government of Sudan

Response to

The AUHIP

Possible Options of the Final Status of the Abyel Area

Proposal on the Referendum

Presented to the Addis Ababa Summit

23•d-25th September 2012

Introduction

1. On Saturday 22 September 2012, the President of the Republic of Sudan received the letter of H.E. Thabo Mbeki, the Chairperson on the AUHIP, dated 21 September 2012.

2. Two documents were enclosed with the letter:

a. A document entitled ’Proposal on the Final Status of the Abyei Area’, dated September 21, 2012. The letter says that the Proposal contained in that document is made upon the request of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and President Saliva Kiir Mayardit.

b. A document entitled ’AUHIP Proposals towards a Resolution of the Issue of Abyei’, which was initially presented to the Parties on November 27, 2010. The covering letter refers to this document as follows:

Your Excellency will also recall that in November 2010, we presented to the then Presidency a document containing various possible options for the resolution of the Abyei question. We also enclose this document in case Your Excellencies might find any of its contents useful as you consider the important matter of the final status.

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Letter by the Sudanese president to the AUHIP on Abyei