Sudan's NCP, SPLM agree to implement security deal on Abyei

10:26, April 08, 2011      

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Sudan government partners, the National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), on Thursday agreed to begin to implement a security deal regarding resolution of the situations in Abyei as of Saturday, reported official SUNA news agency.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and First Vice-President and President of southern Sudan government Salva Kiir Mayardit on Thursday held a meeting in Juba, south Sudan, to discuss the outstanding issues between north and south Sudan ahead of the official announcement of separation of the south.

SUNA quoted Thabo Mbeki, chairman of the African Union High Panel on Sudan, as saying that "the presidential meeting discussed outcome of NCP-SPLM talks in Addis Ababa on security matters."

Mbeki said the two partners' talks would continue during April 9-21, the report said.

Mbeki further described the meeting as "good and fruitful," which achieved remarkable progress in many issues, adding that al- Bashir and Kiir have agreed on the work program concerning Addis Ababa talks on security, economic and debts issues.

He further disclosed that a meeting would be held in Washington with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on April 15, with the participation of delegations of Sudan government and southern Sudan government, to discuss the question of Sudan's debts and the economic issues between north and south Sudan.

The committee entrusted with the implementation of Kadogli agreement on Abyei would hold a meeting to discuss prospects and suggestions of the two partners regarding the security status in Abyei and complete the peace and stability process according to what is stipulated in the agreement, he said.

On a related development, the joint NCP-SPLM political committee held a meeting in Juba on Thursday chaired by the Sudanese Presidential Adviser for Security Affairs Salah Abdalla Gosh, representing the NCP, and SPLM Secretary General Pagan Amum, representing the movement.

Amum told reporters that the meeting discussed the border demarcation and the points of difference in this respect together with the remaining issues in the case of citizenship, explaining that the committee agreed to schedule its works during the coming period.

He further said that the visit of the President of the Republic to Juba and his chairmanship of the presidential meeting reflected the determination of the two sides to continue the implementation of the remaining items in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

Source: Xinhua
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