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Eritrea becomes a member of the United Nations.

Friday, 28 May 1993
Several attempts were made by Eritrea to gain recognition from the United Nations (UN).  Habte Selassie who represented the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) at the UN argued that the UN’s resolutions on decolonisation were to be applied to Eritrea. The Ethiopian Government agreed to support Eritrea’s right to self- determination. Ethiopia wrote a letter to the UN Secretary General. The UN approved an Observer Mission (UNOVER) to ratify Eritrean’s R..
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