Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea sign accord in Saudi Arabia

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In this photograph released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi King Salman, center, receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, left, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, right, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea were in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to sign a peace accord between the two East African nations. (Saudi Press Agency via AP) (Associated Press)
September 16

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace agreement on Sunday during a summit in Saudi Arabia, yet another sign of warming ties between two nations that have face decades of war and unease.

Terms of the agreement signed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki weren’t immediately clear. Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry described it as a “seven-point agreement” while Eritrea offered no details.

Saudi authorities did not respond to specific questions about the accord, which earlier had been described as being a further endorsement of a historic deal reached between the two nations in July.

“The peace deal resulted in restoration of normal relations between the countries, on the basis of the close bonds of geography, history and culture between the two nations and their peoples,” Saudi Arabia said in a statement Sunday, calling the accord the “Jiddah Agreement.”

“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia praised the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea for exercising leadership and courage to restore the brotherly relations between the two countries, thus forming the foundation for a new phase that will bring significant developments in the relations between the two nations in all fields,” the statement added.

Saudi King Salman and his assertive 33-year-old son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, were on hand for the summit in the Red Sea port city of Jiddah. Also attending was Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

“There is a wind of hope blowing in the Horn of Africa,” Guterres told journalists after the signing. “It is not only the peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea — it is the fact that tomorrow and the day after tomorrow we will have, here in Saudi Arabia, the president of Djibouti and the president of Eritrea — two countries that have also been at odds with each other.”

In September, an Ethiopian-mediated effort saw relations normalize between Eritrea and Djibouti after a long border dispute. Between 2010 and 2017 Qatar attempted to mediate a settlement but that effort failed. Qatar in June 2017 withdrew its 450 peacekeeping troops from the Eritrean-Djiboutian border after being isolated by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and two other Arab nations as part of a diplomatic dispute.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Saudi, is smart nation it work.. it is good to be in good book of Saudi after all we have 69% Ethiopian muslim and 390 thousand Ethiopian immigrants in Saudi.. i want the Saudi billionaire to come and invest in modern farming ,,, to avoid land grab let each region put up their own incentive and let see who get the investment and let see who lost out..

    one last thing Dr.love could u ask for Al Amudi … i hope u will not come empty handed

    • Saudi needs a good PR after messing up in Yemen and Syria. I still dont understand how the Saudis came into picture. They have tortured our citizen in the name of iqama. They are robbing their wealth with a 200 monthly bill for every dependent they have done every evil thing to our people and why honor them with this gesture?

  2. one more thing

    i have 9 kids and i want to order one large pizza could u help me

    number one kid want Meat Lovers,
    second one want Pepperoni,

    3rd one want Supreme, Super,

    4th one want. Triple Crown,
    5th one want, Hawaiian,
    6th one want, Chicken Caesar,
    7th one want, Grilled Chicken,
    6th one want Veggie,
    9th one want, BBQ Chicken,

    my question is how could i order one lagre pizza but satisfied every one .. ur suggestion really appreciated

  3. 9 kids. I understand why western nation get frustrating . Welfare recipient like you are now invading the western world and want to have a shariah low and schools system. Jihaddist like you breed 9 -13 kids and live in welfare. No one like to be around you even the Arabs disguise you .

  4. Very encouraging news! Both are talking peace and doing peace now. They are saying that they are committed to that. I say Godspeed with such sacred effort. The youths of both countries should not be at the cannon fodder in senseless wars. Never again! Godspeed!!!! Kudos for the aging monarch too!!!

  5. i want to order one large pizza for nazret.com family… by problem is everyone want totally different kind of pizza hence how could we order one large pizza that satisfied everyone ..

    number one HOPE want Meat Lovers,
    second aBABASH want Pepperoni,

    3rd Doma want Supreme, Super,

    4th Shewar, want Triple Crown,
    5th Ali want, Hawaiian,
    6th ittu want, Chicken Caesar,
    7th Astar want, Grilled Chicken,
    8th Ash want Veggie,
    9th error want, BBQ Chicken,

    again can help me ordering one large pizza and make everyone happy …

    • Amedam,
      Utter nonsense! You want to celebrate with pizza, because you are tickled to death seeing the distractions you bloodsucking Woyane leeches orchestrated! Evil lives for hate, distractions and deaths, using demented subhumans like TPLF, ISIS, NAZIS, ETC.

      • hope
        dont put word in my mouth, put pizza in my mouth.. now can u help us order the pizza that make everyone happy ? if u dont know the answer, u dont have to trash እንቆቅልች

    • Ash,
      The pizza, you can buy a cheese tomato pizza and when delivered modify it to their needs around the dinner table by asking each of the nine. given you have all the ingredients in the kitchen. If you don’t have all the ingredients, make sure to be fair in your next pizza dinner. Don’t keep eliminating the needed ingredients. and if you are a dictator father who says you eat what I provide while he eats whatever he likes, they might vomit it on your dinner table. Don’t cheat the kids or they will come back after you. Next time stock up your kitchen with all and everything

      • Tsehay

        U make me laugh, i want to order pizza not to make it.. anyhow very good try..for the rest of u, once i answer it i dont want anyone to say it was easy i could have answer it and give all kind of excuse why he did not so.. anyhow talk now or hold your peace forever

  6. Bon appétit!

    To Nationalist Ethiopians [Reminder & Recommendation]:

    1. Reminder:
    i). Eritrea has never been Ethiopia’s ally! [Most Ethiopians AND the average Eritrean have NOTHING to gain from the ongoing Abiy-Isayas ‘honeymoon’!]
    ii). Eritrea’s and Egypt’s Embassies in Ethiopia will only serve as Egypt’s money-funnelling banks to put Egypt’s DOGS [OLF-IFLO, Ginbot-7, ONLF, etc.] in power.

    Here is a partial Eritrea/EPLF & Tigray/TPLF rap sheet against Ethiopia [1991-1998]:
    iii). Eritrea & Tigray co-bled Ethiopia bone-dry for decades to secede from Ethiopia [with Egypt’s help] AND Invaded-and-Occupied Ethiopia in 1991.
    iv). Eritrea’s Embassy was a currency exchange ‘bank’ [paid more Birr per dollar].
    v). Eritrea flooded Ethiopia with counterfeit Birr and sabotaged Ethiopia’s economy [like the Nazi’s printing fake currencies of countries they occupied and paying them in same].
    vi). Eritrea charged Ethiopia in US dollars and paid Ethiopia in the Ethiopian Birr.
    vii). Eritrea bought Ethiopia’s coffee, gold, etc. in Birr and exported them from Eritrea.
    viii). Eritrea set up an automobile number plate shack [Filwoha, Addis Ababa], put Eritrea Number Plates on the expensive government cars and took them to Eritrea.
    ix). Eritrea took over the Ethiopian Embassies world-wide, ran them as money-laundering & ForEx shacks, and denied services to non-TPLF/EPLF Ethiopians.
    x). The Eritrea-Occupied Ethiopian Embassies were issuing Pro-Eritrea & Anti-Ethiopia Communiqués to further tarnish Ethiopia’s Image and to Raise Eritrea’s Global Profile!
    xi). Eritrea confiscated Ethiopia’s merchandise at Massawa/Assab worth billions [1998]!
    xii). Eritrea has never returned the Ethiopian POWs in its various dungeons!

    2. Recommendation:
    i). ALWAYS Ask: “What is in Ethiopia’s National Interest? What is in it for Ethiopia?”
    ii). Join ALL Pro-Egypt & Pro-Eritrea Political Parties and/or ‘Civic Organizations’ [That is one of the BEST ways to derail and/or stall their Anti-Ethiopia Schemes].
    iii). Abiy has been dancing to the tunes of the Arab League [AL]. The AL is a Pro-Egypt & a Pro-Eritrea Organization. Keep Ethiopia’s National Interests in check!

    https://www.cnn.com/2013/07/30/world/meast/arab-league-fast-facts/index.html

    Au revoir!

  7. Peace is good and we need it if it is genuine and lasting. I just cant’t help but wonder why the Saudis and Emirates are taking this initiative? I hope nothing sinister lurking in the deals and our leaders are signing with caution and knowledge of the consequences of their actions.

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