The United States is sending a special envoy to the Horn of Africa to try to resolve a border demarcation dispute between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
John Bolton, the US ambassador to the United Nations, announced at the UN today that the assistant secretary of state for African affairs, Jendayi Frazer, would lead a delegation to try to resolve the tensions between the two countries.
The U.N. Security Council held a closed meeting on the tense situation between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
The U.N. mission watching the Eritrea-Ethiopia border said last week that the situation there remains "potentially volatile."
Secretary-General Kofi Annan has given the Council six options for changing the U.N. mission's composition and mandate, including complete withdrawal.