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Sudan: Abyei Boundary Commission

Volume 697: debated on Wednesday 9 January 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What representations they have made to the government of Sudan over the past two years in favour of the recommendations of the Abyei Boundary Commission; and with what results. [HL1101]

We have urged both the national Sudanese Government and the Government of Southern Sudan to resolve all issues that stemmed from their civil war and to implement fully the comprehensive peace agreement. We have encouraged representatives of the national Government to resolve the stand-off over Abyei which has lasted since the Abyei Boundary Commission reported to the Sudanese presidency in July 2005. However, we have not specifically pressed them to accept the recommendations of the Abyei Boundary Commission.