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UN Urges Eritrea-Djibouti to End Border Dispute

UNSC urges both Eritrea and Djibouti to resolve their border dispute peacefully
The UN Security Council urge both Eritrea and Djibouti to resolve their border dispute peacefully. It also welcomed African Union’s plan to deploy a fact-finding mission to the Djibouti border.

By EDITH M LEDERER | ASSOCIATED PRESS

The U.N. Security Council urged Eritrea and Djibouti on Monday to resolve their border dispute peacefully following the withdrawal of peacekeeping troops from Qatar.

Djibouti accused Eritrean troops of occupying the Dumeira mountain area shortly after 450 Qatari peacekeepers left last week and lodged a formal complaint with the African Union. Qatar, which is caught up in its own diplomatic clash with other Arab nations, had mediated a territorial dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea. Continue reading UN Urges Eritrea-Djibouti to End Border Dispute

Eritrea Says Qatar has not Explained ‘Hasty’ Withdrawal

Eritrea said it will make its views known when it obtains full information about the episode.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Eritrea’s government says Qatar has not yet explained why it withdrew 450 peacekeeping troops from the East African nation’s contested border area with Djibouti.

Djibouti has accused Eritrean troops of occupying the Dumeira mountain area shortly after Qatar’s peacekeepers left earlier this week. Qatar, which is caught up in its own diplomatic clash with other Arab nations, had mediated a territorial dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea Says Qatar has not Explained ‘Hasty’ Withdrawal