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?? ?? Ethiopia, Eritrea sign 'declaration of peace and friendship' | Al Jazeera English

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Published on 16 Jul 2020 / In News & Politics / Aljazira

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a "joint declaration of peace and friendship", Eritrea's information minister said, a day after a landmark summit marked a start to normalisation of ties between the longtime foes.
"The Agreement, which specifies five pillars, was signed this morning at State House by President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed," Minister Yemane Gebremeskel wrote on Twitter on Monday alongside a photo of the two men seated at a table in front of their nations' flags.
The first of the five pillars stated that the war that existed between the two countries has ended.
Other pillars declared that a new era of peace and friendship has been ushered and that both countries will work to promote close cooperation in political, economic, social, cultural and security areas.
Al Jazeera's Priyanka Gupta reports.

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