Ethiopia, Eritrea Sign Agreement in Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia-Eritrea-Agreement-Saudi-ArabiaSeptember 16, 2018 - Ethiopia and Eritrea signed undisclosed agreement at a summit held in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in the presence of Saudi Arabia's King Salman and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, according media reports.

No details were given about the agreement. The two countries made several agreements to date, beginning with their first meeting in Addis Ababa , and subsequent meetings in Eritrea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Ethiopia and Eritrea have been in hostilities for almost two decades, following deadly war in 1998-2000 that killed thousands on both sides.

The two countries have since started normal diplomatic and trade relations, as well as commercial flights from Ethiopian cities to Eritrea.

"The Jeddah Peace Agreement signed today before the CTHM is a historic milestone for the peoples of Ethiopia and Eritrea and will contribute to strengthening security and stability in the region at large," Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said in a Tweet.

Eritrea was a former province of Ethiopia, but broke away from its much larger neighbor in 1993.


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