Eritrea backing armed groups against Ethiopia, Djibouti - U.N. experts
A United Nations report entitled ‘Report of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea' presented to the U.N. Security Council (UNSC), stressed Eritrea's continued support for some anti-government elements continues to heighten security in the Horn of Africa region. The activities of the said groups are intended at destabilizing Ethiopia and Djibouti. "Eritrea continued to provide support to armed groups intent on destabilizing Ethiopia and Djibouti, including the Benishangul People's Liberation Movement, the Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy (FRUD-Armé), Patriotic Ginbot Sebat (PG7) and the Tigray People's Democratic Movement. It also noted, "While none of these groups poses a critical threat to either Djibouti or Ethiopia, the support of Eritrea for them continues to generate insecurity in the region and undermines the normalization of relations between regional Member States," the report said.