North, South Sudan to hold talks in Ethiopia over Abyei - US State Department
Sat Oct 02 11:37:49 2010 EDT
Oct 02, 2010 (BBC Monitoring via COMTEX) -- The spokesman of the US State
Department, P. J. Crowly, said that the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton,
made contacts with Sudan Vice-President Ali Uthman Taha and the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, before the talks.
The Sunday talks aim at a deal on how to conduct a referendum in January 2011 in which the people of Abyei will determine whether to be part of the north or south Sudan. The negotiations will be attended by the US Special Envoy to Sudan, Scott Gration, and the veteran US diplomat, Ambassador Princeton Lyman.
Source: Miraya FM website, Juba, in English 2 Oct