Commission to demarcate Ethiopia-Eritrea border

November 14th, 2006 Print Print Email Email

NAIROBI, Nov 14 (Reuters) – An independent commission will demarcate the Ethiopian-Eritrean border on maps and leave the rival nations to establish the physical boundary themselves, a letter obtained by Reuters on Tuesday shows.“The commission has decided that it will complete the process of demarcation by the use of coordinates to establish fixed points on the boundary to be connected to each other,” the Nov. 7 letter from the commission to Ethiopian officials said.

“The parties may, if they wish, jointly erect boundary pillars on the fixed points.”

It said both Ethiopian and Eritrean officials were invited to a Nov. 20 meeting in The Hague to discuss the procedure, part of a 2000 peace deal to end their two-year frontier war.

“The parties will be afforded the opportunity to express their views regarding the foregoing procedure. Thereafter, the commission will deliberate and reconvene if it decides to proceed.”

The 2000 Algiers accord ended the 1998-2000 conflict between the Horn of Africa neighbours over a border area of dusty villages and scrubby plains. The fighting killed an estimated 70,000 people.

Under the peace deal, both sides agreed to accept an independent boundary commission’s ruling mapping the 1,000 km (621 miles) border as “final and binding”.

But the peace process ground to a halt after Ethiopia rejected the commission’s border and insisted on further talks, prompting Eritrea to restrict peacekeepers’ movements, including a ban on helicopter flights over its territory.

  1. | #1

    how comes weyanes accepted the demarcation that is very funny .weyanes i think their time is ending up with nothing .i don’t think even after the demarcation eritrean will leave them like nothing happen for last 7 or 8 years back weyanes have to suffer like what they wish to the innocent eritrean ethiopian as wel.for wewyanes the time is running out…………

  2. adie
    | #2

    yoni is quite right.i want to add something :not only innocent Eritrean-ethiopians but also other innocent eritreans and Ethiopians who were victims of that nonsence war.What ever the outcome is Wayane can not escape from this swampy situation. Dont forget you cowarrd murderer Meles! Nothing is constant!You are realy cowarrrrrrddddddddddd.

  3. Gedi
    | #3

    The Eritreans and Esayas Afeworki should understand that thousends of TEGARUE died for their border If they think Badme part of Eritrea they will get the same kind of punch from Tegadelti tigrai we know each other.

    Down Afewerki go Meles.

  4. | #4

    gedi you are one of woyane enemey heuman bing
    that meles rong time rong place in 4kilo the huose of
    emeye minilik
    becouse of hour mestake afeter this no body make amestake no more we leare from our mestake
    the time came meles or or woyane never scape from ethiopia we panished them look like sadam.

  5. mustefa
    | #5

    what childish comment in this page.

  6. | #6

    mr mustafa mebe just me be you are i smele you woyane woyane (yebanda lege)werever you werever you live you are not safe
    whene the time is come ok
    we ethiopians we welle servive and we live by peace

  7. Nub
    | #7

    I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY “BLOGGING” ETHIOPIANS CANNOT COMMUNICATE IN A CIVILIZED MANNER. WE DO NOT HAVE TO CURSE OR COME UP WITH DEFAMATORY REMARKS TO PROVE AN ASSERTION. HOW WE EXPRESS OUR THOUGHTS REFLECT OUR TRUE CHARACTER. AS AN ETHIOPIAN I AM ASHAMED THAT MY COMPATRIOTS COMMUNICATE WITH SUCH VULGARITY. PLEASE, DO NOT FORGET THAT NO ETHIOPIAN IS MORE “ETHIOPIAN” THAN ANOTHER. OUR SEMANTICS MUST REFLECT OUR TRUE MANNERS. AFTER ALL ALL ETHIOPIANS ARE GOODWILL AMBASADORS TO THEIR NATION. LET US NOT THROW MORE SHAME ON OUR COUNTRY.

  8. | #8

    hey i what a lovely sugestion taht you have but let me tell you what i make me wonder all the nation of ethiopian poepel have a good understanding of the pletical unalises every one knows what is right adnd wrong amoung the roling party at single movement of the the woyane poletics stratege poele knows for what pourpuse woyane is moving so please woyane liders come to the reility died for truth unless truth will kiled you

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