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Ethiopia, Eritrea make peace

Publish date: 09 July 2018
Issue Number: 781
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: general

Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbours said in a joint statement today (Monday), a day after their leaders held a historic meeting in Asmara. Quoting from a 'Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship,' Eritrean Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel said on Twitter the 'state of war that existed between the two countries has come to an end. A new era of peace and friendship has been ushered (in).' 'Both countries will work to promote close cooperation in political, economic, social, cultural and security areas,' Yemane added, notes a report on the News24 site. He said the agreement was signed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki this morning at state house in Asmara.

Full report on the News24 site