Sudanese parties told to resume negotiations on Abyei

Authorities in North and South Sudan have been urged by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to resume and conclude negotiations on the contested oil-rich Abyei region as a matter of priority.

Abeyi, Sudan

Abyei

The Secretary-General says he is deeply concerned by the recent reports of clashes in the Abyei area where at least 30 people are reported to have died.

He has condemned the reported loss of life and has called upon the National Congress Party (NCP) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) leadership to ensure that the issue is resolved through peaceful dialogue.

The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has intensified its patrolling activities on the ground and is on standby to reinforce its peacekeeping presence if the need arises.

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