Djibouti - UN : Press Release
Following the adoption by the Security Council of Resolution No. 2444, dated November 14, 2018, the Government of the Republic of Djibouti welcomes the decision of the Security Council to lift the sanctions against Eritrea. Similarly, the Government of the Republic of Djibouti welcomes the explicit recognition by the resolution of the position of the Republic of Djibouti with regard to the settlement of the conflict with Eritrea.
In this regard, the Government of the Republic of Djibouti, through this communiqué, wishes to express its gratitude to its friends and partners members of the Security Council who have amply reflected our concerns in the resolution.
The Government of the Republic of Djibouti expresses its complete satisfaction with the inclusion in the operative paragraphs of the resolution of the operative paragraphs on the crucial issues concerning Djiboutian prisoners of war and the demarcation of the border, namely:
"Paragraph 6: Urging Eritrea to make available all information relating to missing Djibouti soldiers."
"Paragraph 7: Urging both parties to continue their efforts to peacefully resolve the boundary dispute between them in accordance with international law through conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement or any other means of peaceful settlement in accordance with Article 33 of the United Nations Charter.
In addition, for the purpose of implementing this resolution and the related periodic evaluations, the Government of the Republic of Djibouti expresses its full satisfaction at the establishment in the text of the resolution of a mechanism for monitoring the conflict between the two countries as reflected in paragraph 57 of the resolution "which asks the Secretary General of the United Nations, to inform the Security Council every six months of developments in the process of normalizing relations between the two countries" and especially of "make a first report to the Security Council no later than February 15, 2019".
The Government of the Republic of Djibouti also welcomes the decision of the Security Council to remain seized of the matter.