Ethiopia, Eritrea Sign Declaration of Peace and Friendship

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Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a "joint declaration of peace and friendship" during the second day of an official visit by Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, to the neighboring country.

'The agreement, which specifies five pillars, was signed by President Isaias Afwerki and Ahmed,' according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The issues outlined in the document detail that the armed confrontations ended, giving way to a new era in which both countries will work to promote close cooperation in the political, economic, social, cultural and security spheres.

Mechanisms to relaunch transport, trade and telecommunications ties will be also established and relations and diplomatic ties will be renewed.

Finally, a border decision previously taken will be implemented and the two governments will join efforts to promote peace, development and regional collaboration.

A meeting held yesterday between the leaders in Asmara put an end to decades of conflicts; the sudden approach will mean the end of a cold war that has affected both territories.

The countries of the Horn of Africa have remained in disagreement since Addis Ababa rejected a United Nations ruling and refused to cede some areas along the border.

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