EU welcomes signature of joint declaration between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Addis Ababa, July 10, 2018 (FBC) – The European Union (EU) welcomed the signature of the joint declaration between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

“The signature of the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship represents an historic and courageous move by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed,” said Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the EU Commission.

“Breaking a twenty year old deadlock in bilateral relations, it raises unprecedented prospects for reconciliation and paves the way for enhanced regional cooperation and stability in the Horn of Africa,” she added.

She further said “the European Union stands ready to mobilise the support needed to consolidate the normalization of relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea and to build on new opportunities for regional cooperation.”