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OAU meeting “rowdy”, Eritrean ambassador expelled

A meeting of the OAU central organ for conflict management held today at the OAU headquarters in Addis became “rowdy”, a diplomatic source told IRIN. The meeting was held to discuss the Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict, and was briefed by OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim. Another diplomatic source said the Eritrean ambassador to Ethiopia informed the meeting he had been made ‘persona non grata’ and given 24 hours to leave Ethiopia. An OAU ministerial meeting set for 22 February has been postponed until mid-March “in view of the current situation”. Salim called the OAU proposals for a peace agreement still “viable and sound” in a statement released today.

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