The Eritrean Foreign Ministry on its October 18 letter sent to the chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Jean Ping, urged Ethiopia from continuously violating IGAD’s rules and procedures. The letter also urges Ethiopia to respect Eritrea’s right of participation in any IGAD lead or sponsored meetings in the future.
This comes after Ethiopia unilaterally and illegally obstructed Eritrea by verbally abusing and threatening its envoy from attending IGAD’s 40th extraordinary session that was convened on the 24th of August 2011 in Addis Ababa contravening existing IGAD rules and procedures as well as Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Full content of the letter follows below including the original as an attachment. Continue reading