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Ethiopia Urges Talks to End Dispute with Eritrea

A stalled peace plan aimed at resolving a border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea will not move forward until Eritrea agrees to further talks, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Wednesday. Meles reasserted Ethiopia’s rejection of a new border drawn up by an independent boundary commission, calling it “unjust and illegal” and suggested it could not be implemented without destabilizing the Horn of Africa country. Eritrea has called for sanctions to force Ethiopia to accept the decision of the commission, which was supposed to be “final and binding” under the terms of a peace deal that ended a 1998-2000 border conflict that killed about 70,000 people. “The agreement also states that should there be any difference of opinion during the peace process, the only alternative is for the two sides to settle their differences through dialogue,” Meles told state television in the capital. Full Story

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