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Ethiopia, Eritrea sign statement that war ‘has come to an end’

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Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbors said in a joint statement Monday, a day after their leaders held a historic meeting in Asmara.

Quoting from a “Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship,” Eritrean Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel said on Twitter the “state of war that existed between the two countries has come to an end. A new era of peace and friendship has been ushered (in).”