IGAD HAILS NORMALISATION OF ETHIOPIA-ERITREA TIES

KAMPALA– The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, an eight-nation Horn of Africa grouping, has hailed the normalization of relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the resolution of the border issue between them which will undoubtedly benefit the people of the two countries.

The Djibouti-based IGAD secretariat, in a statement received here Sunday, commended Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for committing to restoring ties with Eritrea. IGAD Executive Secretary Mahboub Maalim particularly commended Abiyfor his “wise and courageous leadership in committing to fully implement the Algiers Agreement and normalising relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

On Sunday, Ahmed became the first Ethiopian leader to visit Eritrea in over two decades.

The normalisation of relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the resolution of the border issue will undoubtedly benefit the people of the two countries,” said Maalim, who added that it would also “contribute to the realisation of our shared aspiration of peace and economic integration of our region and indeed the continent of Africa”.

The IGAD official said: “We therefore wish to reiterate our continued support for the ongoing bilateral developments and encourage you to maintain the positive momentum towards peace.

“As you pursue your policy of peace in the region and rapprochement towards Eritrea, we also look forward to Eritrea rejoining the IGAD family and taking its rightful place of collectively advancing peace and development in our region.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

IGAD HAILS NORMALISATION OF ETHIOPIA-ERITREA TIES

KAMPALA– The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, an eight-nation Horn of Africa grouping, has hailed the normalization of relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the resolution of the border issue between them which will undoubtedly benefit the people of the two countries.

The Djibouti-based IGAD secretariat, in a statement received here Sunday, commended Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for committing to restoring ties with Eritrea. IGAD Executive Secretary Mahboub Maalim particularly commended Abiyfor his “wise and courageous leadership in committing to fully implement the Algiers Agreement and normalising relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

On Sunday, Ahmed became the first Ethiopian leader to visit Eritrea in over two decades.

The normalisation of relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the resolution of the border issue will undoubtedly benefit the people of the two countries,” said Maalim, who added that it would also “contribute to the realisation of our shared aspiration of peace and economic integration of our region and indeed the continent of Africa”.

The IGAD official said: “We therefore wish to reiterate our continued support for the ongoing bilateral developments and encourage you to maintain the positive momentum towards peace.

“As you pursue your policy of peace in the region and rapprochement towards Eritrea, we also look forward to Eritrea rejoining the IGAD family and taking its rightful place of collectively advancing peace and development in our region.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK