UNSC asks Sudan for complete withdrawal of forces from Abyei

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June 25, 2012

A Press Release from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) dated June 18, 2012 asked Sudan for its complete withdrawal of forces from Abyei as per the UNSC resolution 2046 and African Union Peace and Security roadmap. The release welcomed the withdrawal of Sudanese Armed Forces and Sudanese Police Service personnel from the region.

Reacting to this, the Government Spokesman Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin said that Sudan still has oil police in Abyei.

The release highlighted the necessity of setting up a border security mechanisms and creation of safe demilitarized Border Zones which they said must be established as stipulated in the United Nations Security Council resolution 2046.

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