Amb. Andebrhan W. Giorgis’ Intervention with Former Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn

03 May 2018

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s conversation with Mo Ibrahim covered a range of issues, including Eritrean-Ethiopian relations from 15:30 to 24:00. The Eritrean-Ethiopian boundary issue was discussed, with Amb. Andebrhan Welde Giorgis invited to give his intervention (18:20 to 24:00) reiterating the point that the boundary issue was already resolved through the final and binding decision of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) delivered on 13 April 2002. It was also stressed that Ethiopia must unconditionally accept and implement the EEBC delimitation and demarcation decision and withdraw its forces from sovereign Eritrean territory as per the agreement.


More information about the Eritrea-Ethiopia boundary issue is available in Chapter 17 – Securing the Peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia (full chapter and commentary available here) of Ambassador Andebrhan Welde Giorgis’ book, Eritrea at a Crossroads: A Narrative of Triumph, Betrayal and Hope (link). The chapter sheds light on the underlying cause of the war and the stalled peace process, and contribute to a durable resolution of the unfinished boundary conflict as a crucial step towards the normalisation of bilateral relations.


The session was part of the 2018 Ibrahim Governance Weekend, the annual flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation held this year in Kigali, Rwanda. 


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  1. The character of Eritrea’s leadership has nothing to do with the implementation of the rulings. It is on its side, after all. What we are talking about is the implementation of the Court’s Decisions without any prior talks, Mr. Ibrahim. For your knowledge, if it is not implemented the unfavorable condition is that Ethiopia would remain as a landlocked country also.
    It is obvious then that the former PM of Ethiopia was only passing the contagious disease to his successor. How can one compare Badme with access to the ports of Assab & Massawa, and peace between the two neighboring countries? Otherwise, non-implementation of the Rulings would make Ethiopia a Squatter Country on Badme and its environs.

    It is a very sad situation. But thanks, Ambassador.

  2. Tigray if they wont saprait it is not eritrean isues if they wont they have to clame ethiopean goverment we dont have problem to acsept them

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