PRESS STATEMENT ON ERITREA-ETHIOPIA BOUNDARY COMMISSION
DECISION BY PRESIDENT OF SECURITY COUNCIL
Following is the press statement on the 13 April decision by the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission, delivered by the President of the Security Council, Sergey Lavrov (Russian Federation):
Members of the Security Council express their satisfaction that a final legal settlement of the border issues between Ethiopia and Eritrea has been completed in accordance with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed by the parties in Algiers in December 2000.
Members of the Security Council welcome the decision by the Boundary Commission, announced in The Hague on 13 April 2002, which is final and binding.
Members of the Security Council call on the parties to cooperate closely with the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) in the implementation of the border decision, with a view to ensuring an expeditious and orderly process for the benefit of all the people, and without unilateral actions.
Members of the Security Council underline their commitment to support the implementation of the Boundary Commission’s decision and to contribute to the completion of the peace process.
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