Abyei and South Kordufan High Level Committees Agree on Security Measures

December 20, 2010 (SUNA)

the security committees in Administrative area of Abyei and South Kordufan states have agreed on a number of security measures to be taken immediately for reinforcement of roads linking the two areas to facilitate the movement of civilians, commodities and that police would shoulder the monitoring and check points control points along those roads

The committees headed by the governor of south kordufan state Ahmed Haroon and the chairman of the Abyei administrative area, Deng Arop, reviewed steps related to the movements of the nomads north and south. The meeting delegated the concerned local committees and the commissioners in the two areas to be in charge of the necessary coordination to secure the safe and stable movements of the nomads between the two areas.

The meeting also stressed the need of constant contacts between the leaderships and of exchange of information to avert any circulation of rumors that seek to undermine security and stability in the area
Governor Haroon has stressed that the security committees should work to safeguard the security of the citizens in the region and their properties regardless of the political ramifications.

Haroon has stressed the commitment of the government to provide security along the road leading to Abyei areas.

On his part Chairman Arop has said the meeting has agreed that the two sides should meet regularly, each two weeks, to follow up the development of the situation during the coming period. He said the coming meeting will be held in Abyei brining together four parties including he security committees in Bahar al Gazal and unity states in addition to the current two security committees. He said the four party committee will review means of cementing security in the whole region.

He said a preparatory workshop will be organized to study ways of collecting unlicensed arms from private citizens

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