Back

Egypt welcomes peace deal between Eritrea, Ethiopia

(EBC; July 10, 2018) - Egypt welcomed on Monday the signing of an agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia to end their two decades of dispute.

Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed's visit to Eritrea had started new relationship between the two countries in order to reach security and stability in the region, Egyptian foreign ministry said that in a statement.

Egypt also hopes that the deal would be a model for all countries suffering from disputes in Africa.

The ministry reiterated that Egypt is keen to enhance cooperation with Eritrea, Ethiopia and other African countries in order to cement stability and development.

A delegation led by Abiy on Monday signed a peace declaration with its Eritrean counterparts to end mutual hostilities, settle border disputes and resume economic, political and diplomatic ties.

Speaking to media in Addis Ababa after his return from Eritrean capital Asmara, Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu said there will be a technical committee to resolve the countries' bitter border dispute and help implement the peace agreement signed in Algiers in 2000.

Source: Xinhua