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UN arms embargo on Ethiopia and Eritrea

In May 2000 Security Council Resolution 1298 established an embargo on the sale or supply of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and spare parts for the aforementioned to Eritrea and Ethiopia, in reaction to the conflict between the two nations.

The resolution also prohibited technical assistance or training related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance or use of these items.

In May 2001 these measures were lifted when the Security Council acknowledged in a Statement by the President that Eritrea and Ethiopia had signed in good faith an Agreement of Cessation of Hostilities.

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Embargo type: Mandatory UN embargoes
Entry into force:
Lifted: 15 May 2001
Establishing document: UNSCR 1298