ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Military leaders to meet in Djibouti
ADDIS ABABA, 19 Mar 2003 (IRIN) - Military leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea were due to meet in Djibouti on Wednesday as the war of words over border demarcation intensifies.
The talks, part of the regular Military Coordination Commission (MCC) meetings held under UN auspices, come amid growing tension between the two sides with border demarcation just over three months away.
Senior sources close to the peace process said the MCC meetings are vital in ensuring the momentum of the process. But, they added, they expected little headway to be made at the day-long talks in Djibouti given the current frosty relations.