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Published:September 23rd, 2011 14:16 EST

UN Chief Ban Talks With Leaders Of Eritrea And Tanzania

By SOP newswire3


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with the leaders of Eritrea and Tanzania today to discuss some of the many political and humanitarian challenges confronting Africa.

In a tête-à-tête with Eritrea`s President Isaias Afwerki, held on the sidelines of the General Assembly`s annual general debate, Mr. Ban discussed peace and security issues in the Horn of Africa, particularly Somalia, Sudan and the long-standing border demarcation issue between Eritrea and Ethiopia.


Separately, the Secretary-General also met Tanzania`s President Jakaya Kikwete and offered his personal condolences following the boat accident off the island of Zanzibar on 10 September that claimed the lives of nearly 200 people.

Mr. Ban and Mr. Kikwete also discussed Tanzania`s constitutional review process, as well as regional peace, security and development, including the situation in Somalia.