Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
20 June 2011
This Agreement between the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) (hereinafter, the Parties) provides for temporary administrative arrangements for Abyei Area and for the redeployment of Sudanese military forces (Sudan Armed Forces and Sudan People's Liberation Army) from Abyei Area, immediately consequent on the deployment of an Interim Security Force for Abyei (ISFA) composed of Ethiopian troops.
The provisions of this Agreement shall not prejudge the final status of Abyei Area whose borders have been defined by the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Except as modified by the terms herein, this Agreement respects the provisions of the Protocol on the Resolution of the Abyei Conflict (the Abyei Protocol). The 1 January 1956 line between the north and the south will be inviolate, unless changed as a result of the outcome of the referendum foreseen in the Abyei Protocol or other decision of the Parties on the final status of Abyei.