ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- The African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) said on Saturday that it would act immediately to draw up a matrix with timeframes for speedy, unconditional and coordinated implementation of all agreements reached between Sudan and South Sudan.
The two-day presidential summit between Omar Hassan Al-Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan held under the auspices of Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and former President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, was concluded Saturday in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.
The two leaders discussed issues including implementation of Temporary Administrative and Security Arrangements (TASA), the final status of Abyei, implementation of existing agreements, and also matters related to the border.
Mbeki, who is also Chairman of AUHIP, and Hailemariam who is Chairman of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), told reporters that they are satisfied as the two leaders discussed all matters on the agenda for the two-day summit.
Mbeki said the matrix for the implementation of the existing agreements should be ready by January 13, 2013.
On the implementation of the TASA, the AUHIP will act immediately to advise the Abyei Joint Oversight Committee (AJOC) that the two presidents have agreed that it should meet urgently to constitute the Abyei Area Administration, the Abyei Area Council, and the Abyei Area Police Service, said Mbeki.
It was noted on the occasion that the presidents will reconvene to determine the final status of Abyei after actions on the Abyei Area Council and the matrix for implementation of existing agreements.
They are also expected to consider matters relevant to the formation of the Abyei Area Referendum Commission.
"The presidents have directed that as part of the process of completing the Matrix for the implementation of all agreed Security Arrangements, the forthcoming Extraordinary Meeting of the Joint Political Security Mechanism (JPSM) scheduled to convene in Addis Ababa from January, 2013, should ensure that the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone is created without further delay consistent with these agreed Security Arrangements," said the report on the outcome of the summit.
The presidents directed that the necessary and agreed measures should be taken without further delay to demarcate the agreed sections of the border, and that similarly, the agreements relating to the processing of the matter of the disputed areas should be implemented, according to AUHIP.
As soon as the two governments have concluded their discussions on the disputed areas, after receiving opinion of the Border Team of Experts, the presidents will meet to determine the manner in which the issue of claimed areas should be processed, said Mbeki.