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UNMIS welcomes today's decisions by the Abyei Standing Committee

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The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) welcomes the decisions by the Abyei Standing Committee, which met today at UNMIS Headquarters in Khartoum to form a Joint Technical Committee (JTC) for the implementation of the Kadugli Agreements of 13 and 17 January 2011.

The JTC is to see to the effective deployment of the Joint Integrated Units( JIUs) throughout Abyei Area and the withdrawal of all other unauthorized forces. The JTC is scheduled to have its first meeting in Abyei on 18 April 2011.

UNMIS shall provide the necessary assistance required to facilitate the implementation of today’s decisions.

For further information, contact Kouider Zerrouk. Acting Spokesperson. Phone: + (249) 912 39 65 39. Email: Zerrouk@un.org