10 February 2012

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Expresses Concern over Lack of Progress in Sudan-South Sudan


Negotiations on Outstanding Post-Independence Issues


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is concerned by the lack of progress in the negotiations on post-independence issues and the possibility of further escalation of tensions following unilateral decisions taken by the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan over their oil dispute.

The Secretary-General calls on the parties to re-commit to the negotiation process scheduled to start today in Addis Ababa, and reach agreements on all outstanding issues.  The moment has come for the leaders of both countries to make the necessary compromises, once again, that will guarantee a peaceful and prosperous future for both nations.

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