CONCERNED OVER RISING ETHIOPIA-ERITREA TENSIONS, SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES RESTRAINT

11 October 2007
SG/SM/11215-AFR/1594

CONCERNED OVER RISING ETHIOPIA-ERITREA TENSIONS, SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES RESTRAINT

11 October 2007
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11215 AFR/1594
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

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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