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Ethiopia, Eritrea Declare An End to Their War

Addis Ababa (July 10, 2018): Former sworn enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea have declared an end to their state of war, a two-decade-long standoff.

Yemane Meskel, information minister of Eritrea tweeted that the state of war that existed between the two countries has come to an end.

The minister added in the message that a new era of peace and friendship has been ushered. Both countries will work to promote close cooperation in political, economic, social, cultural and security areas.

The declaration was signed Monday during an unprecedented summit between the leaders of the countries in Eritrea’s capital, Asmara.

 During a state dinner to welcome the Ethiopian delegation Sunday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the two countries have agreed to reopen embassies and ports and allow flight operations to strengthen diplomatic ties between them.

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