Egypt welcomed on Monday the signing of a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced.
On Sunday, Ethiopian Prime minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace agreement in Jeddah to end years of fighting.
According to the Egyptian foreign ministry’s statement, the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea is considered an important development for the Horn of Africa area as well as the whole continent as it ends long years of fighting between the two neighboring countries.
Egypt also expressed its appreciation for the effort of King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz of Saudi Arabia for sponsoring the peace agreement in Jeddah.
UN Secretary-General Antonino Guterres attended the signing of the agreement in Jeddah as well.
This is considered the second agreement the two African leaders have signed, as they signed “a joint declaration of peace and friendship” in July to start normalizing the relations between the two countries.