Source: Miraya FM
The United States Special Envoy to Sudan, Scott Gration, expressed optimism on the commitment of the peace partners, the NCP and the SPLM, to implement the verdict of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PAC) on Abyei. Speaking to Miraya FM Gration said he is pleased by the reconstruction process witnessed in the area recently, he further affirmed that the Dinka and Misseriya tribes will peacefully co-exist as before since they shall both benefit from the advantages of development.
For his part, the Dutch Ambassador to Sudan, Norbert Braakhuis, called on the Dinka and Misseriya tribes to refer to their old traditions in the reconciliation and peaceful coexistence.
In an interview with Miraya FM Ambassador Braakhuis said that a committee formed of a number of ambassadors will return to Abyei within two weeks time to monitor the full implementation of the arbitration decision.
The European Union (EU) described the verdict issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on Abyei as "an important step for the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between North and south Sudan."
The EU further called on the two partners, the National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), to ensure that the Court's decision is respected and peacefully implemented.
UNMIS Chief urges NCP, SPLM to commit to PAC ruling
In the same context, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Sudan, Ashraf Qazi, urged the Naivasha partners to adhere to the Court's final ruling on Abyei and to implement all its recommendations.
On Wednesday, the Hague based International Permanent Court of Arbitration has issued its final verdict on the boundaries of the oil-rich area of Abyei.
The Arbitration Court ruled that the Abyei Boundary Commission (ABC) experts did not exceed their mandate in the definition of the northern boarders of Abyei but rather did in the determination of the Western and Eastern boarders of the area.