April 27 ,2018 Abu Dhabi
Al Ain News
Abi Ahmed, the new Ethiopian prime minister
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Donald Yamamoto, Friday, in Addis Ababa on US mediation to end the Ethiopian-Eritrean conflict.
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In a press statement, Yamamoto said he would meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abe Ahmed, discuss with him the Ethiopian-Eritrean dispute and then convey Ethiopia's view to Washington.
Yamamoto did not disclose the nature or substance of the US mediation, but stressed that he would discuss the matter with the Ethiopian prime minister.
During his visit to the Eritrean capital of Asmara, Yamamoto met with President Isaias Afewerki and a number of senior Eritrean officials and discussed with President Afewerki the possibility of reconciliation with the Ethiopian side, especially after Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abe Ahmed announced on April 2 his readiness. To sit down for dialogue with the Eritrean government and end the dispute between them.
Yamamoto stressed that the United States is keen on the stability of the Horn of Africa, and said that his talks with Warkineh Gbayo dealt with the issues of peace and security in the region, especially Somalia and southern Sudan.
The Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Donald Yamamoto, arrived in Addis Ababa on Thursday in the framework of a tour started on 22 of this month, including Eritrea and Djibouti, and concludes with Ethiopia.
The relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea are completely severed, and the two countries live in a period of no peace and no war, following the border war that broke out in May 1998 and ended in 2000 after African mediation led by Algeria. The two countries signed a peace agreement in the same year.