Secretary-General Welcomes Decision on Settlement of Abyei Dispute in Sudan

22 July 2009
SG/SM/12377-AFR/1873

Secretary-General Welcomes Decision on Settlement of Abyei Dispute in Sudan

22 July 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12377
AFR/1873
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General welcomes decision on settlement of abyei dispute in sudan


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


The Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on the final settlement of the Abyei dispute.  The Secretary-General commends the intent of the parties to abide by and peacefully implement the PCA decision.


The resolution of the Abyei dispute is a major step forward in the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).  The Secretary-General calls on the parties to sustain this positive development by supporting the Abyei Administration to deliver the long awaited peace dividend to the people of Abyei.


The Secretary-General calls on the parties to keep alive the spirit of cooperation generated by the resolution of the Abyei dispute by resolving the outstanding issues critical to the full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.


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