Eritrea : withdrawal of Eritrean troops from the border with Ethiopia

Eritrean soldier standing in the border with Ethiopia. Serha, Eritrea. ©Photo: RR

Casablanca, (ADV) – Following the series of events that led to the declaration of peace signed by Eritrea and Ethiopia, and in the context of their reconciliation, the pro-government Eritrean press has announced the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from the nation’s borders with Ethiopia.

The news was published on Facebook by the Eritrean press, and is yet to be officially confirmed. The press declared that “the Ethiopian Deputy Chief of Staff BerhanuJula pledged to move its troops stationed at areas bordering Eritrea and waiting for instruction from the new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.”

The Eritrea – Ethiopia war from 1998 to 2000 had resulted in a heavy aftermath of about 80,000 people killed, and was followed by 20 years of “no war, no peace” before the peace agreement that put an end to the tensions.

The withdrawal of both Eritrean and Ethiopian troops would constitute one more crucial step towards restoring trust between the two nations, strengthening regional stability. It is yet uncertain whether or not Ethiopia will follow the way by withdrawing its troops as well.

Bur-csa – O.D – ADV, with agencies