Saturday, May 26, 2018

Ethiopia Undertaking Border Demarcation With Neighboring Countries: Official
2018-05-26 22:52:07

ADDIS ABABA, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia is undertaking border demarcation with all its neighboring countries except Eritrea, an Ethiopian official said on Saturday.

Shemsudin Ahmed, Director of Border and Trans-border Resources Affairs in the Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Ethiopia is jointly working with neighboring countries to ensure the border demarcation is done on a mutually satisfying basis and strengthens inter-country relations, reported state affiliated media Walta Information Center.

He said the demarcation of the border will facilitate peace and assure movement of citizens.

A border dispute between Ethiopia and its northern neighbor Eritrea led to a bloody two-year border war between 1998-200, which killed an estimated 70,000 people from both sides.

Since then, the two countries are engaged in a state of armed standoff along their common border, punctuated occasionally by sporadic small-scale clashes.

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