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( Eritrea EmbassyMedia) From Archives - President Isaias Afwerki - Press Conference in Washington DC

Posted by: Yared Tesfay

Date: Monday, 11 June 2018



From Archives!
As indicated in the report, over 16 years have elapsed since the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) decision came out in April 2002. In line of the subsequent EEBC Demarcation Directions of July 2002, the demarcation of the Ethiopian Eritrean border should have taken place in October 2003. 

The EEBC, in its sixteenth work report back in February 2005, indicated that Ethiopian fact refused to enter into dialogue with Eritrea “in the manner laid down in the Demarcation Directions and in accordance with the timeline set by the Commission. It [Ethiopia that is] now insists on prior “dialogue” but has rejected the opportunity for such “dialogue” Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, director of the EEBC insisted in the same report that Ethiopia’s acceptance of the delimitation decision cannot be considered genuine since its stance only stood to obstruct the full implementation of the Algiers Agreement.

The international community, so far, has been urging the Ethiopian government to accept the EEBC decision unequivocally. Whether it’s the US, EU or the UN, the have all been stating that the demarcation of the Eritrean Ethiopian border and ultimately the complete implementation of the Algiers Peace Agreement depend on the acceptance of the decision by both parties as final and binding.

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