Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (left) with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir. PHOTO FILE | NMG
The AU is concerned that the six-month ultimatum given to the two countries by the United Nations in January to resolve the matter has expired without any results.
Six-month ultimatum given to Sudan and S Sudan by the UN in January has expired.
According to the Abyei Protocol in the CPA that was signed by President Omar al-Bashir and the late Dr John Garang in Nairobi, Abyei was supposed to have a referendum together with the south in 2011 to decide whether they belonged to Sudan or South Sudan.
Currently, Sudan is the sole administrator in Abyei as the two countries continue to claim the region.