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U.N. Security Council unanimously removes Eritrea sanctions

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UNITEDNATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

The resolution also urges Eritrea and Djibouti to work towards normalising ties and settling a border dispute. It asks Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to report back to the council on progress by Feb. 15 and then every six months.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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