United Nations peacekeepers have met with senior military officers from Ethiopia and Eritrea in a bid to calm rising tensions over their border dispute.
The U.N.-created military commission met Friday, Nov. 25, in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, for the first time since the United Nations said earlier this month that the border situation had become "tense and potentially volatile."
There was no immediate word on the outcome of the talks.
The meeting came a day after U.N. officials said about 20 Ethiopian troops had briefly entered a demilitarized buffer zone along the border.
Also Thursday, Eritrea rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution that threatens sanctions against Ethiopia and Eritrea if they use force to settle their border dispute.
Rising tensions have heightened fears that the countries will repeat their 1998-to-2000 border war, which killed 70-thousand people.