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CONCERNED OVER RISING ETHIOPIA-ERITREA TENSIONS, SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES RESTRAINT
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is concerned about the rising tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea, including recent shooting incidents, as well as the building up of military forces in the border area. The Secretary-General calls upon Eritrea and Ethiopia to exercise utmost restraint, maintain their commitment to the Algiers Agreements, preserve the integrity of the Temporary Security Zone and facilitate the implementation of the delimitation decision of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission.
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