UN Security Council extends UNMEE mandate
New York, 30 July - The UN Security Council today, unanimously agreed to extend the mandate of UNMEE for another six months, to 31 January 2008.
Against the backdrop of a continuing stalemate in the peace process, Resolution 1767 (2007) urged Ethiopia and Eritrea to "show maximum restraint and refrain from any threat or use of force against each other." The Resolution demanded once again that Eritrea withdraw its troops and heavy military equipment from the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) and called on Ethiopia to reduce the number of additional military forces it recently introduced in certain areas adjacent to the TSZ.
Regretting the continuing impasse on the border demarcation process, the Security Council called on the two parties to implement the decision of the Ethiopia-Eritrea Boundary Commission (EEBC) completely and without further delay or preconditions. They were urged to cooperate with the EEBC and, in particular, to participate "constructively and with sufficient authority" in a meeting which the Commission plans to hold on 6 September in New York.