Monday, January 09, 2006

US launches diplomatic initiative to mark Ethiopia-Eritrea border

The US launched a diplomatic initiative Monday to try to mark the contested border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, a dispute that led to a 2 1/2-year war and has raised concerns of a renewed conflict.

US Ambassador John Bolton told the Security Council that Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer and retired Marine Gen. Carlton Fulford, who directs the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, would be traveling to the region "to discuss how to begin implementation of the demarcation process.

Full story (AP/ST) Jan 9, 2006.


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