The Chair of the GUM, Fionnbarra Ó Cathail, has released a statement concerning the application made by the State of Sandus and the subsequent disputes resulting from its rejection. Mr. Ó Cathail apologised for the incorrect portrayal he made in private of one incident in the past involving Mr. Soergel, the leader of Sandus. He also explained how his views on the application were incorrectly conveyed, saying “I did not understand that the Chair was still allowed to hold the opinion of his delegation even after his election.” Mr. Soergel has released a statement via the facebook page of the State of Sandus, apologising for issuing an ultimatum to Mr. Ó Cathail, pledging not to interfere in the affairs of the GUM, and to respect the outcome of the Quorum’s vote without any further protests.
The GUM leadership, the government of Austenasia and the government of Sandus reached an agreement to resolve the impasse. Diplomatic relations between Austenasia and Sandus have ceased following a protracted deterioration worsened by recent events, however Mr. Ó Cathail stated that diplomatic ties between Sandus and Leylandiistan & Gurvata would not be affected, despite the existence of “major political differences”.