Abu Dhabi Crown Prince presents Order of Zayed to Eritrea president, Ethiopia PM

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed shared a picture of the event on his official Twitter account, saying that the honorary award is in recognition of “their work for peace”. (Twitter)

Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed presented the Order of Zayed to the Eritrean President Aisaias Afwerki and the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday for recently declaring their “state of war” over after two decades.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed shared a picture of the event on his official Twitter account, saying that the honorary award is in recognition of “their work for peace”.

Since signing an agreement in Asmara on July 9 to restore ties, Eritrean and Ethiopian leaders have moved swiftly to sweep away two decades of hostility since conflict erupted between the two neighbors in the Horn of Africa in 1998.

Ethiopia’s national carrier Ethiopia Airlines last Wednesday made its first flight to Asmara in two decades and was greeted by dancers waving flags and flowers as families separated by the war and the ensuing hostilities made an emotional reunion.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed had travelled to Addis Ababa for official talks in June with the prime minister of Ethiopia.

The pair discussed bilateral ties including enhanced friendship and cooperation as well as regional and international matters.

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