Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahiko Koumura on the border conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea
February 6, 1999
- According to the statement made by the Ethiopian Government on 6th of February, the Eritrean force has started a full scale attack against Ethiopia near northern border on 6th of February. And on the same day, the Eritrean Government also issued a statement which states that the Ethiopian army started large scale attack against Eritrea on 6th of February. It is highly deplorable to see such a development of the conflict while the mediation efforts of the international community led by the OAU are underway.
- Japan strongly urges both countries to cease immediately taking any military action against each other.
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