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08 Dec 1999 description
report Government of Italy

Rome, 8 December 1999 - The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lamberto Dini, received the Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, Seyoum Mesfin, today at the Farnesina. The talks with Mr. Mesfin, who is currently visiting Europe, were also attended by Under-Secretary of State Rino Serri.

With regard to the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea - an issue that was the focal point of the meeting - Minister Dini reaffirmed that Italy and the European Union fully backs the action taken by the Algerian Presidency of the OAU.