The Head of the UN peacekeeping planning team led by Major-General Timothy Ford, has briefed the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Secretary-General Salim Salim in Addis Ababa, on the results of his regional mission. UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told a briefing in New York that the team had consultations with Ethiopian, Eritrean and OAU officials and prepared a report with “a concept of operations for a prospective UN peacekeeping operation”. It would be submitted to the UN Security Council next week.
The first four military liaison officers were expected to arrive in the two capitals this week to assist in the planning of the mission, Eckhard said.
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