UN chief welcomes ‘positive steps’ towards peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia

Ant?nio Guterres, the he UN Secretary-General, welcomed the “positive steps” taken to resolve outstanding issues regarding the normalization of relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea-.

In statement, Guterres also commended efforts by the leaders of the two countries, “to achieve sustainable peace and good-neighbourly relations which, in turn, will have positive repercussions in the entire Horn of Africa region”.

The UN chief also underlined his readiness to provide, “all support that may contribute to advancing and consolidating” engagement between the two countries, the statement continued.

The UN has established Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission with the ultimate objective of ending the war between the two countries that began in 1998 over a border dispute and lasted for two years.

Source: Emirates News Agency