HL Deb 22 January 2003 vol 643 c91WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What representations they and the states providing troops to UNMEE have made to Ethiopia and Eritrea concerning access restrictions and other kinds of non-cooperation; and whether they will ask for the extension of the mandate for ceasefire verification, frontier demarcation and demining. [HL1057]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Amos)

We have consistently supported UNMEE and the UN process. We have made representations bilaterally and support representations made by the SRSG and UNMEE Force Commander calling for full cooperation from the parties and for restrictions on UNMEE to be lifted. We also participate in the Friends of UNMEE Group in New York, along with troop contributors. We will support the extension of UNMEE's mandate.