Ban welcomes announcement of release of Djiboutian prisoners by Eritrea

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General commended the efforts of the Qatari mediation in brokering this process and the Eritrea for releasing the prisoners. Mr. Ban through the statement also expressed the hope that this will help address other regional outstanding issues between Djibouti and Eritrea and enhance regional peace and security in the Horn of Africa.