Sudan Upholds its Commitments in Abyei


The Permanent Representative of Sudan to the United Nations, Ambassador Omar Dahab, confirmed that his country has fulfilled all its commitment in the Abyei region, which is part of Sudan. 

Dahab made a statement to the Security Council in his review of the periodic report of the Secretary General on the situation in Abyei and the deployment of the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) after the Council’s approval in 2010 of its resolution 1990.

The Permanent Representative accused the Government of Southern Sudan of not implementing the commitments on the administrative arrangements for the region, as well as its security obligations relating to the common border, the establishment and operation of various border control and security mechanisms against any breaches of the common border.

He pointed out in his statement, what has been achieved in the past six months of the partial activation of air and ground control of the common borders.

He said that the governments of the two countries have expressed their intention to maintain the security calm in Abyei and activate the joint mechanism for verification and border control, according to the joint letter of the foreign ministers of the two countries to the Secretary General of the UN and the President of the Security Council.

The Permanent Representative welcomed the planned and announced visit of the President of the Republic of South Sudan to Khartoum

The disputed Abyei Area covers 4,000 square miles of desert, farmland, and oil fields located along the ill-defined border between Sudan and South Sudan.
In a briefing to the UN Security Council about the situation in Abyei on Thursday 24 October, Alexander Zuev, Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, said South Sudan was behind the delay in the meeting of Abyei Joint Oversight Committee