President Bashir: good news about Abyei soon

Media Monitoring Report, 28 February 2008

The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mr. Atim Garang quoted the President of the Republic Omer Bashir as saying that there would be good news about Abyei soon. “The people will hear good news about the issue of Abyei soon,” Atim quoted the President as saying.

According to Atim, the President said the issue of peace was a priority for GoNU and that the government was ready to sit with rebel movements for negotiations but the divisions within these movements represent a major obstacle.

Mr. Atim met with the President to deliver to him the Legislature’s response to Al Bashir’s speech delivered at the Parliament fifth inaugural session.


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