Saturday, February 07, 2015

Djibouti, Ethiopia accuse Eritrea of undermining stability

(Feb 07, 2015, (World Bulletin))--Djibouti and Ethiopia on Saturday accused Eritrea of undermining regional stability. "Eritrea is destabilizing peace and security in the countries of the region, including Djibouti," Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh told a joint press conference with visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

"We agreed that the sanction will remain in effect on Eritrea," he said. For his part, Desalegn, who arrived in Djibouti earlier Saturday on a visit for the Horn of African nation, said the two countries will stand together to defend their borders.

"Ethiopia is ready to defend and safeguard Ethio-Djibouti common borders," he said. "Our security officials will discuss on this issue and map out common stand." Tension has been high between Eritrea and both Djibouti and Ethiopia over their border conflicts. Read more from World Bulletin »

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