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EU welcomes the signing of joint declaration of peace between Eritrea, Ethiopia

(EBC; July 10, 2018) - The European Union (EU) welcomes the signing of a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

The signature of the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship represents an historic and courageous move by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, EU High Representative / Vice President Federica Mogherini said in a statement yesterday.

Breaking a twenty year old deadlock in bilateral relations, it raises unprecedented prospects for reconciliation and paves the way for enhanced regional cooperation and stability in the Horn of Africa.

EU stands ready to mobilize the support needed to consolidate the normalization of relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea and to build on new opportunities for regional cooperation, the statement said.

Source: European Union