U.S. welcomes Ethiopia-Eritrea peace moves


The United States is encouraged by the progress that Ethiopia and Eritrea have made to resolve longstanding disputes and normalize relations, the US State Department said.
“Over the past 20 years, the frozen conflict between these states has hindered stability and economic growth in the vital Red Sea region,” said Statement by the Press Secretary
“A durable peace will yield greater prosperity and security not only for the citizens of Ethiopia and Eritrea, but also for their neighbors, the United States, and the world.
The United States commended Ethiopia’s statement on June 5, 2018 announcing that Ethiopia fully accepts the 2000 Algiers Agreement, issued in the context of positive political and economic reforms.
It also welcomed Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki’s June 20, 2018 commitment to send a delegation to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to advance the peace process.
“Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Isaias Afwerki have demonstrated courageous leadership by taking these steps toward peace,” the statement added.