Eritrea – Ethiopia accord signed in Jeddah: Here are the details

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Leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia met in Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah where they signed a peace accord premised on the July 9 deal signed in Asmara.

The Jeddah accord was witnessed by the King of Saudi, Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres. The U.N. chief described it as “historic” and key to regional security.

Eritrean Information Minister, Yemane Meskel shared the details of the deal.

Agreement on Peace, Friendship and Comprehensive Cooperation Between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea.

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea, hereinafter referred to as the Two Parties;

Considering the close bonds of geography, history, culture and religion between the two countries and their peoples;

Respecting each other’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity;

Desiring to achieve lasting peace and cement their historical ties to achieve their lofty objectives;

Determined to establish comprehensive cooperation on the basis of complementary and synergy;

Determined further to contribute actively to regional and global peace and security;

Reaffirming the Joint Declaration on Peace and Friendship that they signed on July 9, 2018 in Asmara;

Reiterating their commitment to the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations;

The Two Parties agree as follows;-

Article One

The state of war between the two countries has ended and a new era of peace, friendship and comprehensive cooperation has started.

Article Two

The two countries will promote comprehensive cooperation in the political, security, defense, economic, trade, investment, cultural and social fields on the basis of complementary and synergy.

Article Three

The two countries will develop Joint Investment Projects, including the establishment of Joint Special Economic Zones.

Article Four

The two countries will implement the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission decision.

Article Five

The two countries will promote regional and global peace, security and cooperation.

Article Six

The two countries will combat terrorism as well as trafficking in people, arms and drugs in accordance with international covenants and conventions.

Article Seven

The two countries will establish a High-Level Joint Committee, as well as Sub-committees as required, to guide and oversee the implementation of this Agreement.

This Agreement is made at Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on this day of September 16, 2018 in two original copies in Amharic, Tigrinya, Arabic and English languages; in case of discrepancy in interpretation, the English version shall prevail.

For: The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Abiy Ahmed Ali
Prime Minister

For: The State of Eritrea
Isaias Afwerki
President

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4 Responses to Eritrea – Ethiopia accord signed in Jeddah: Here are the details

  1. Why all the secrecy for a simple generalized agreement? This Agreement does not solve the problem of that illegal decision by the Arbitration Commission, it simply kicked it down the street for future confrontations when the people affected refuse to come along. I suggest that both Leaders learn to respect their respective citizenry and inform them before signing any agreement about the contents of any agreement during the negotiation stages. What is the point to go to Saudi King Salman Palace to sign a peace treaty when the Saudis are committing genocidal war against Yemen that had not attacked Saudi Arabia at all. Avoid Saudi Arabs in particular and their bloody money, for they are the scourge of Mankind. Thanks.
    Tecola W Hagos

    Tecola Hagos
    September 24, 2018 at 10:10 am
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  2. Why it was necessary to do this agreement in Saudi Arabia in the first place?
    Whose initiative was this?
    There is something cooking, I guess.

    issac
    September 24, 2018 at 2:04 pm
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  3. ግርማሜ ነዋይ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ Despotism’ን ሊያስወግድ ከሞከረበት ግዜ ጀምሮ እስከ ዛሬ ግዜ ድረስ በብዛት ኢትዮጵያውያን Despotism’ን እና Dictatorism’ን ሲዋደቁ ሂይወታቸው አልፍዋል፣ ስለሆነም እስካሁንም ቢሆን ከ’Despotism ጋራ sympathy ስለሌለን ወደ Despot Saudi ዘንዳ እየሄድን እጅ መንሳቱን እናቁም!ከሃገር ሃገራት ጋራ እንደምናደርገው መልካም ግንኙነት፣ በርግጥ ከሳውዲም ጋራ መልካም ግንኙነትን መምራት ይገባናል፣ ከዚያ አልፎ ግን አሁን በምንገኝበት 21ኛው ክፍለ ዘመን ስዓታት ውስጥ ኢትዮጵያውያን ዘንዳ ዴስፖት ውሃቢስት ሳውዲ የምትጫወተው የአጨባባጭ ሚና መኖር አይገባውም!ታሪክንም ወደፊት እንጂ ወደኋላ ለማንቀሳቀስ አንንጠራራ!

    ዘረ-ያዕቖብ
    September 29, 2018 at 5:44 am
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  4. ግርማሜ ነዋይ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ Despotism’ን ሊያስወግድ ከሞከረበት ግዜ ጀምሮ እስከ ዛሬ ግዜ ድረስ በብዛት ኢትዮጵያውያን Despotism’ን እና Dictatorism’ን ሲዋደቁ ሂይወታቸው አልፍዋል፣ ስለሆነም እስካሁንም ቢሆን ከ’Despotism ጋራ sympathy ስለሌለን ወደ Despot Saudi ዘንዳ እየሄድን እጅ መንሳቱን እናቁም!ከሃገር ሃገራት ጋራ እንደምናደርገው መልካም ግንኙነት፣ በርግጥ ከሳውዲም ጋራ መልካም ግንኙነትን መምራት ይገባናል፣ ከዚያ አልፎ ግን አሁን በምንገኝበት 21ኛው ክፍለ ዘመን ስዓታት ውስጥ ኢትዮጵያውያን ዘንዳ ዴስፖት ውሃቢስት ሳውዲ የምትጫወተው የአጨባባጭ ሚና መኖር አይገባውም!ታሪክንም ወደፊት እንጂ ወደኋላ ለማንቀሳቀስ አንንጠራራ!!

    ዘረ-ያዕቖብ
    September 30, 2018 at 1:28 pm
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