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Juba - 30 May 2012

South Sudan cautiously welcomes Sudan's withdrawal from Abyei

On Wednesday South Sudan welcomed Sudan's decision to withdraw from the disputed area of Abyei, but is unsure whether this decison will actually be immediately implemented on the ground.

Information minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said 'of course we welcome the decision of Sudan, but it is another thing make the announcement a reality, particularly as Khartoum tends to say one thing, and do something quite different.'