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Eritrea: Ethiopia

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made towards the demarcation of the Ethiopia-Eritrea border; and if he will make a statement. [186869]

The Government regret the lack of any progress made by both Ethiopian and Eritrean Governments on agreeing to demarcate their border or proceeding to demarcation on the ground, as they committed to do when they signed up to the Algiers Agreements of 2000. We repeatedly remind both parties of their responsibility under the Algiers Agreements to make progress on demarcating their border.

In this regard, we fully support UN Security Council Resolution 1798, adopted unanimously on 30 January 2008, and expect the parties to implement fully all its provisions, including those relating to demarcation of the border.