Sudan’s Vice President Osman Kebir stressed the government’s interest in solving the disputed area of Abyei between Sudan and South Sudan and continued to provide the necessary services to the people of the region and maintain its security and stability as a national area and part of the territory of Sudan.
This came during his meeting on Wednesday with the Joint Chief of the Joint Committee of the Abyei, Ahmed Saleh Salouha, who confirmed in press statements that peaceful coexistence prevails in all the components of Misseriya, Dinka Ngok and other tribes.
Salouha called on citizens of the disputed area to unite to get this issue out of the narrow framework and from fighting to a safe environment that will bring stability to the society of the region.
The Ngok Dinka of Abyei refuse the formation of Abyei Area Administration and the Legislative Council. The leaders of the Dinka chiefdoms in the area call to hold a referendum without the participation of the Sudanese pastoralist Misseriya.
Sudanese government and the SPLM in a peace deal signed in 2005 that led to the independence of South Sudan in 2011 agreed that the fate of Abyei area would be determined through a vote popular vote.
But later on, the parties disagreed on who is eligible to participate in the referendum.