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Egypt welcomes Eritrean-Ethiopian declare of peace

CAIRO – 9 July 2018: Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced Monday welcoming the “joint declaration of peace and friendship” signed by the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea to normalize ties and end 20 years of conflict.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry praised the “historic visit” of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Eritrea’s capital of Asmara, affirming that the outcome of this visit will certainly contribute to turn the page and start a new era between the two countries.

The meeting will also help achieve security and stability in the region, and will satisfy the aspirations of the peoples of both countries in peace and development after long years of dispute and instability, the ministry said. It also expressed hope that similar deals are replicated across Africa.

The ministry also expressed Egypt’s keenness to strengthen cooperation with both countries and other African nations to enhance stability, achieve development and eliminate poverty. The statement also praised the efforts made by the political leadership of the two countries which led to the success of the deal.

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a joint declaration of peace and friendship on Monday, Eritrea’s Minister of Information Yemane G. Meskel said. The declaration was signed a day after a historic summit marked a start to the normalization of ties between the longtime foes.

The agreement, which consists of five pillars, was signed this morning at State House by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, and Ehiopia’s Ahmed, Eritrea’s Minister of Information Meskel Tweeted.

Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Eritrea and Ethiopia, 9 July (Full statement) https://t.co/mBVCuHSLzY pic.twitter.com/XkoGf6OCuV Yemane G. Meskel (@hawelti) July 9, 2018

Ethiopia s state-owned airlines will subsequently resume flights to Eritrea s capital, Asmara, next week, a state-affiliated news agency reported on Monday, hours after the n

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