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Sudan’s security adviser says PCA ruling on Abyei “did not resolve dispute”


July 31, 2010 (Khartoum) - The presidential adviser for security affairs and former director-general of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), Salah Gosh, has said that the ruling made by the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) to redefine the boundaries of the oil-rich region of Abyei “did not resolve the dispute”, reported Sudan’s official news agency SUNA yesterday.

Sudan presidential adviser Salah Gosh

"The ruling did not resolve the dispute and was not adequate or fulfilling to the needs of both sides” Gosh said, adding that the two partners, the SPLM in south Sudan and the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in the north must “find new solutions”

In July 2009, the PCA ruled to redefine the boundaries of Abyei after the two sides failed to agree on borders and referred the case to the Hague-based tribunal.

Gosh’s statements appear to be in response to Abyei Chief Administrator, Deng Arop Kuol, who said in a press conference on Thursday that the NCP is “not serious” about honoring its obligation towards the Abyei referendum.”

According to Abyei Protocol in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), the area’s residents are due to vote in a referendum to decide whether to remain part of the north or the south in case the south opts for secession in a referendum scheduled for January 2011.

The formation of Abyei referendum commission remains stalled.

Deng Arop Kuol accused the NCP of instigating its members in Abyei to destabilize the situation.

Kuol further said that President Omer Al-Bashir had affirmed commitment to implement the PCA ruling on border demarcation but at the same time he told the Misirriyyah that they would vote in the referendum despite it is against the Abyei protocol.


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  • 1 August 2010 12:22, by Ngolele

    Mr salah ghost;
    Let’s be realistic, no renegotiations on the borders of Abyei, the PCA decision was final and it was accepted by all the sides as fair; we need demarcation only followed by referendum.

    If bashir decieved the mashariah that they will vote; I think this is incorrect because what we call Abyei is only the area of the nine chieftains of dinka ngok as defined in the PCA, WHO are to determine their destiny(south or north) in a referendum.
    allowing the mass riha to decide for dinka ngok is a gross crime against humanity and human rights- OCAMBO WILL INTERFER I am sure; so bashir take care my friend.

    • 1 August 2010 19:49, by Amook Raan

      We in Abyei know that arabs will never ever accept any ruling on dispute they know that land is not belong to them. So this fucking gay called SalehGosh will see our reaction soon or later.

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