Saturday, July 25, 2009

Abyei: Organization of the Islamic Conference welcomes PCA's ruling on Abyei, Sudan

From by Lawrence Gist in LA, 22 July 2009:
Organization of the Islamic Conference Welcomes Arbitration Ruling on Abyei in the Sudan
Organization of the Islamic Conference Secretary General Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said today in a released statement that the OCI welcomed the ruling issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague on the Abyei boundary line between north and south Sudan.

The Secretary General hailed the government of the Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) for their full commitment to implement the ruling by the arbitral tribunal. He further expressed the hope that ruling by the Court would help in consolidating peace and bringing together the citizens at Abyei area and the voluntary return of the displaced people to strengthen peaceful co-existence.

While supporting the efforts of the Government of the National Unity in restoring peace and stability in the Sudan, the Secretary General expressed the OIC's full commitment to assist Sudan in this regard.
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