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SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES CONCLUSION OF LEGAL ARGUMENTS IN SUDAN ARBITRATION
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General welcomes the conclusion of the written and verbal arguments on the final settlement of the Abyei dispute before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague by the two signatories to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), the National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).
The Secretary-General commends the reiteration, in the Abyei Roadmap Agreement, of the NCP’s and SPLM’s commitment to abide by and implement the decision of the Abyei Arbitral Tribunal. He encourages the two CPA signatories to achieve a peaceful final settlement to this dispute and to further strengthen their relationship as partners for peace in Sudan.
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