The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has commended the withdrawal of the South Sudan Police from the Abyei Area.
The New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abyei Area is on the border with Sudan that has been a contentious issue by both countries.
The UN Security Council in its resolution last week had threatened non-military sanctions against both countries, if they did not stop attacking each other and return to the negotiation table.
Ban, in a statement by his spokesperson Martin Nesirky urged the government of Sudan to also remove its forces from the area, in accordance with the June 20, 2011 agreement.
He appealed to both Sudan and South Sudan Governments to as a matter of urgency, establish the Abyei Area administration.
He said an Abyei Area administration by both nations was necessary to bring calm to the troubled area.
The UN scribe, however, urged the governments of Sudan and South Sudan to resume negotiations under the auspices of the African Union High-Level Panel, to resolve all the outstanding issues between them.
He also called on both governments to activate the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism to help ensure the security of their common border. (NAN)