By Ngor Deng Matem
The peace talks that aimed at restoring peace and social connections between Abyei and Twic communities have started in Aweil town of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.
This came after the two parties in the conflict chose Aweil as a neutral and conducive environment to host the dialogue.
Speaking to the press upon arrival in Awiel town Friday evening, the secretary for the Aneet fact finding committee Dr. Dhieu Mathok Diing, who doubles as the national Minister of Investment said that “chiefs from Twic Mayardit and Ngok Dinka of Abyei have come to Aweil ready for dialogue.
The first process will start with signing or cessation of hostilities agreement. Then the investigation committee headed by Vice President Hussein Abdelbagi will return to Juba with findings to present to the President who formed the committee. The next process will come after,” Dr. Dhieu explained.
In another development, some sources who are representatives of Twic participating in the talks said that they would not sign the cessation of hostilities citing some reservations on the document.
“We are not going to sign the cessation of hostilities if the call to return the Ngok Dinka in Aneet settlement is not removed from the document,” one of the Twic executive chiefs in the talks said.
On Saturday morning, the fact finding committee headed by the deputy chairman, Dr Joseph Nguen Monytuil, the governor of Unity state separately met with representatives.