Security zone between Ethiopia Eritrea remains calm UN mission says

“The situation in the Temporary Security Zone remains calm and stable and the peace process is on track,” Rosamond Bakari, a spokesperson for the mission told a press briefing held in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, with a video link to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.UNMEE established the Zone between the two countries’ armed forces in April 2001. The UN Mission patrols and monitors the area, while a neutral boundary commission, composed of international jurists chosen by the countries, delineates the border. In a recent report to the Security Council, Secretary-General Kofi Annan stressed that the security zone continued to function successfully, despite accusations of military build-ups by both sides and rising tensions in the mission area.The Security Council is scheduled to meet to discuss that report on 15 January 2002. read more