Monday 20 November 2017

Ethiopia calls for restraint on Djibouti, Eritrea border dispute

Ethiopia calls for restraint on Djibouti, Eritrea border dispute
(APA 06/19/17)

Ethiopia called on all parties for restraint as tension between Djibouti and Eritrea has intensified along their borders, the country’s Foreign Ministry said.

In a press release issued on Monday, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called for restraint from “escalating tensions and resolve differences in peaceful means”.

Tensions rocked the two neighboring east African countries over a disputed border territory after the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers.

The release said that Ethiopia fully supports the statement issued the Chairperson of AU Commission on the situation including the deployment of fact finding mission to the area.

AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat called for calm and restraint, and said AU would send a fact-finding mission to the Djibouti-Eritrea border.

Ethiopia encourages the United Nations to support this endeavor.

The release also said that Ethiopia is following closely developments on the matter that happened after Qatar withdrew its peacekeeping troop from the area.

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