Eritrea, Ethiopia sign peace accord in Saudi’s Jeddah

Saudi King Salman, center, receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, left, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, right, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Sept. 16, 2018. Photo : SPA

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali signed on Sunday the Jeddah Peace Accord in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, Al Arabiya reported.

The deal was sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and attended by the United Nation’s Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the United Arab Emirates.

The two leaders reached Jeddah on Saturday. They signed a “Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship” on July 9, ending 20 years of enmity and formally restoring diplomatic relations.

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