Signing of the Algiers peace accord in pics
28 Dec 2004,
EDnews - In December 2000, Eritrea and Ethiopia solemnly signed and agreed to
abide by the Algiers peace Agreement that ended their two-year border war in
the presence of high dignitaries and representatives of the international
community including the UN, USA, EU, OAU/AU as witnesses and co-signatories of
Annan, OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim, Nigerian President Olesegun
Obasanjo, Togolese President and OAU chairman Gnassingbe Eyadema, US Secretary
of State Madeline Albright and US President Clinton's envoy, Anthony Lake,
attended the signing, according to agency reports.
Annan (UN), Salim (OAU), Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and EU
representative, Rino Serri, also signed the agreement, as witnesses, the
Algerian television report said. Today and 4 years later, while Ethiopia is
denying and trying to renenge on this accord, the Guarantor Nations (US, EU,
UN, AU, ALGERIA) need daily reminder about their solemn obligation to ensure
strict adherence to this treaty as was scripted and witnessed by them 4 years
ago. That is why Ethiopia's flagrant defiance of the decision of the Boundary
Commission has persisted for now 32 months with impunity- The inaction of
the guarantor nations.
Annan has once again reminded the UNSC that "prolonged stalemate in the
peace process between Eritrea and Ethiopia raises serious concern"
implying that the UN better act soon lest things get out of hand.
president Afewerki(L) and Afewerki,
Annan, Albright, Algerian prez Bouteflika,
PM Meles(R) shaking hands, Meles and other dignitaries L to
R 12 Dec 2000
Nigerian Prez Olesegun Obasanjo,
prez Bouteflika and Kofi Annan
on and applaud- 12 Dec 2000