|Eritrea Wants President Dos Santos
Mediation in Conflict With Ethiopia|
|Eritrea requests President
Jose Eduardo dos Santos mediation in the conflict with
Luanda, 03/25 - The Republic of
Eritrea Thursday in Luanda appealed to Angolan head of State, Jose
Eduardo dos Santos, to "counsel" Ethiopia to abide by Hague
International Tribunal ruling on demarcation of the border between
the two countries.
The appeal was made at an audience
president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos granted to the Eritrea`s special
envoy, Tesfamatel Geratu, who seized the occasion to hand a message
from his president, Isaías Afwoaki.
He said that he
transmitted his Government`s wish so see Angolan head of State play
a role, so that all commitments are fulfilled, said Tesfamatel
Geratu, who is also his country`s ambassador to South Africa.
Speaking to journalist after a 30-minute audience, the
diplomat said that president Dos Santos` reply was positive.
On the other hand, Tesfamatel Geratu stressed that although
there are no formal relations between the two Governments, Eritrea
always supported the liberation struggle against colonialism.
He said as well there was a strong relationship between his
country and Angola, adding that concrete actions are now required.
In future, he stated, all these matters could be discussed
with Angolan Foreign Ministry.