Monday, July 9, 2018

Ethiopia, Eritrea declare end to war

Ethiopia Eritrea borders
Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders signed a declaration Monday stating that the war between the countries is over.

The declaration was signed at a summit meeting in Eritrea's capital, Asmara, where Eritrea's President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met for the first time in nearly two decades.

The countries will re-establish diplomatic ties.

"State of war that existed between the two countries has come to an end," Eritrea's information minister Yemane Gebre Meskel tweeted. "A new era of peace & friendship has been ushered . . . Both countries will work to promote close cooperation in political, economic, social, cultural & security areas."

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