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Eritrea Freed Djibouti Prisoners of War

Eritrea released Djibouti Prisoners of War
“The release of the POWs would be a step in the process of settling the remaining differences between Djibouti and Eritrea.” – Qatar FM

By TesfaNews,

Qatar’s Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani today witnessed the release of all four Djiboutian Prisoners of War (POWs) that Eritrea captured during the three-day border skirmish in June 2008.

HE the Minister announced the good news from the Djibouti capital where he is currently on an official visit.

Two years after the incident, the Presidents of Eritrea and Djibouti have signed a seven-point Comprehensive Agreement on 6 June 2010 entrusting the Emir of Qatar to undertake mediation efforts including the issue of POWs and missing persons.

Six years after signing the agreement, the mediation process hasn’t shown any progress as Djibouti puts the release of its POWs as the first precondition for the restart of talks to resolve the territorial dispute with Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea Freed Djibouti Prisoners of War

UNSC to Reconsider Eritrea Sanction, Reiterates No Evidence Eritrea Supported Al-Shabaab

BREAKTHROUGH. Security Council confirms NO Evidence had ever found that suggest Eritrea’s support to Al-Shabaab. No evidence to confirm Eritrea’s involvement in Yemen conflict. New Monitoring Group formed. Sanction Committee invited to visit Eritrea. New Monitoring Experts told to stick to its new mandate and not on the Eritrea – Ethiopia issue.

By TesfaNews*,

The Somalia-Eritrea Sanctions Committee provided an update to the Security Council yesterday (18) on the recent findings of its Monitoring Group and called Eritrea for “frank and sincere” cooperation over its reported involvement in the Yemen conflict, support for armed groups in Ethiopia and progress on the question of Djibouti prisoners of war.

Council President for February and Ambassador of Venzuela, Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño, spoke in his capacity as Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009), that the Monitoring Group so far had not found any proof to suggest that Eritrea supporting Al-Shabaab. Continue reading UNSC to Reconsider Eritrea Sanction, Reiterates No Evidence Eritrea Supported Al-Shabaab