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UAE welcomes leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea

UAE welcomes leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea

The two African leaders were honoured with the Order of Zayed

The UAE welcomed the leaders of former African rival nations Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday, as part of a tripartite summit in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki at the Presidential Palace in the UAE capital.

The two leaders were also honoured with Order of Zayed in recognition of their work for peace between the two nations.

Ethiopia and Eritrea entered into a historic peace agreement earlier this month after remaining at war for years.

“The bold & historic step taken by the leaders of the two neighbouring countries to end the conflict and open new horizons for cooperation and joint coordination is a model that can be followed in resolving conflicts around the world,” Sheikh Mohamed said on Twitter.

He also asserted that the UAE supports every effort aimed at achieving peace, security and stability across the world, official news agency WAM reported.

During the tripartite summit, the leaders are expected to discuss about ways of strengthening investment and commercial ties.

Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud hosted the Eritrean President in Jeddah, where they discussed bilateral relations.

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