Abu Dhabi: The UAE on Tuesday praised the bold and historic peace step taken by the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia to end their decades-old conflict and normalise rations.
While hosting the leaders of the two countries in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said the peace deal would result in cooperation and coordination between the neighbours and help meet their citizens’ aspirations for peace, development and prosperity, as well as enhance security and stability in the Horn of Africa and the wider region.
Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmad and President of Eritrea Isaias Afwerki were accorded a warm welcome by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed at the Presidential Palace here on Tuesday.
On the rapprochement between the two Horn of Africa countries, Shaikh Mohammad said the two neighbours and their leaders had demonstrated the will and determination to normalise relations and overcome many years of conflict and instability.
“This is a model that can inspire others and ought to be used to resolve conflicts in Africa and other parts of the world, thus enhancing regional security and stability and opening wider areas of cooperation,” he said.