Yesterday afternoon (21 February), Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo [briefed] Council members in consultations on Eritrea-Djibouti relations under the agenda item “Peace and Security in Africa”. Continue reading Security Council Briefing on Djibouti-Eritrea Relation
In his address to the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Qatar’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, HE Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi, announced that his country achieved a mutually agreed fair and peaceful settlement to the Eritrea and Djibouti border conflict through the mediation effort of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Continue reading Fair and Peaceful Settlement of Eritrea – Djibouti Conflict Achieved: Qatar
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