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Security Council Press Statement on Mediation Efforts by Qatar
to Resolve Djibouti-Eritrea Border Dispute
The following Security Council press statement regarding the mediation efforts by Qatar to resolve the border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea was read out today by Council President Claude Heller (Mexico):
The members of the Security Council welcome and fully support the mediation efforts by the State of Qatar, under the auspices of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al‑Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, aiming to resolve the border dispute between the Republic of Djibouti and the State of Eritrea. They welcome further the signing of the agreement and the issuance of the implementation document by which the leaders of both countries entrusted the Emir of the State of Qatar to undertake the mediation efforts.
The members of the Security Council are encouraged by the willingness of the parties to resolve their border dispute peacefully, in full compliance with the provisions of relevant Security Council statements and resolutions, and in accordance with the United Nations Charter.
The members of the Security Council call upon both parties to engage in the mediation process fully and in good faith, to refrain from the use, or the threat of use, of force and to abide by their commitments.
The members of the Security Council attach great importance to the resolution of the border dispute and to the normalization of the relations between the two countries for the overall stability and security in the region.
The members of the Security Council will remain seized of the matter pursuant to its relevant resolutions.
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