Denmark to Send Troops for UN Mission in Ethiopia
The Danish government decided Thursday to send peace-keeping forces to join UN troops protecting the buffer zone between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Prime Minister's office here said.
The Danish legislature must approve the decision, but most members of the national assembly have already declared themselves in favor of Denmark joining the UN mission in Ethiopia.
Denmark plans to send 400 soldiers to join the 500 Canadian troops and 1,100 Dutch troops already in place.
The Ethiopian government has been opposed to Danish participation in the past, accusing Denmark of shielding Ethiopian and Eritrean terrorists, but changed its stance two weeks ago, giving its approval for Danish troops to deploy.
Indirect talks began Monday in Algiers aimed at finalizing a peace accord between Asmara and Addis Ababa to bring a definitive end to a two-year border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea that broke out in May 1998 – COPENHAGEN (AFP)
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