15/07/2002
Press Release
SC/7453
AFR/433



PRESS STATEMENT ON ETHIOPIA/ERITREA BY PRESIDENT OF SECURITY COUNCIL


Following is the press statement on Ethiopia and Eritrea delivered on Friday, 12 July, by the President of the Security Council, Jeremy Greenstock (United Kingdom):


Members of the Council note that the Ethiopia-Eritrea Boundary Commission has adopted the Demarcation Directions containing the operational arrangements for the border demarcation, including appropriate support from the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) and its relationship with the Boundary Commission.


Members of the Council expect that the 15 July meeting in The Hague between Eritrea and Ethiopia and the Boundary Commission will initiate full and effective cooperation by the parties in order to ensure an expeditious and orderly process.


Members of the Council intend to take early follow-up action to resolution 1398, taking into account any decisions taken in the 15 July meeting at The Hague.


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