UAE welcomes Jeddah Peace Agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia

Saudi Arabia, along with Gulf ally the United Arab Emirates, helped broker the historic rapprochement that ended decades of enmity. (SPA)

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said it welcomed on Sunday the Jeddah Peace Agreement signed by Eritrea and Ethiopia.

It also said that it “valued efforts made by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, of Saudi Arabia, in establishing pillars of security, stability and prosperity in the region”, according to a statement on WAM.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed the peace agreement in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Sunday.

The UAE said the Jeddah Peace Agreement comes within the context of King Salman’s policy to strengthen stability in the region through a well-thought out vision that recognizes the vital, dynamic connection between the security of the Horn of Africa and that of the Arab World.

Commenting on the landmark peace agreement, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed said he was proud to attend the signing of this good, historic agreement, which will build bridges between brothers and bring peoples even more closer.

‘‘It gives optimism to generations,’’ he stated.

He also praised the effective role played by the Saudi leadership, especially King Salman.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54