On Sunday, Ethiopia and Eritrea, have finally signed a peace agreement, ending decades of conflict between them.
The agreement was signed in Saudi Arabia by the two Horn of Africa countries.
Saudi Arabia facilitated the agreement, with the Foreign Ministry quoted as saying the accord, signed in Jeddah.
“Is a historic milestone for the peoples of Ethiopia and Eritrea which will contribute to strengthening security and stability in the region at large”.
António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, who was in Jeddah to witness the signing of the peace agreement, said: “The signature of the peace agreement between the President of Eritrea and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia is indeed a historic event.
“We have seen a conflict that has lasted for decades, ending, and that has a very important meaning in a world where we see, unfortunately, so many conflicts multiplying, and lasting forever.”
He also expressed his “deep appreciation” for the role played by Saudi Arabia, before paying tribute “to the courage, the vision, the wisdom” of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed.