Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders would sign a “further agreement helping to cement the positive relations between them.” UN spokesman Farhan Haq
Saudi Arabia will host a landmark peace agreement between the two countries. (SPA)
Al Arabiya English Sunday, 16 September
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki both reached Jeddah on Saturday where they are expected to sign a historic peace deal between their countries.
At King Abdulaziz International Airport, both were received by high ranking officials.
Saudi Arabia will host a landmark peace agreement between the two countries in the presence of Abiy Ahmed and Afwerki which will end a 20-year war between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
They also signed agreements to open embassies in their respective capitals, restore flight services and allow Ethiopia to use port facilities in Eritrea.
“This is a further agreement helping to cement the positive relations between them,” UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman invited UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to attend the signing ceremony, which is also due to be attended by African Union Commission President Moussa Faki, UN sources said.
Eritrea president, Ethiopia PM reach Jeddah to sign historic peace deal