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Ethiopia & Eritrea Sign Declaration of Peace, Ending Two Decades of Conflict

HeadlineJul 10, 2018

In East Africa, the historic peace effort between Ethiopia and Eritrea continued Monday, with the leaders of the neighboring countries signing a “Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship” and declaring an end to the nearly 2-decades-long “state of war.” From 1998 to 2000, Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a border war in which 70,000 people were killed. Since then, ongoing border disputes have kept the two countries in a state of conflict. This is U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, celebrating the news of the landmark peace declaration.

Secretary-General António Guterres: “I believe that the recent evolution in relation to between Eritrea and Ethiopia is a very important signal of hope, not only for the two countries, not only for Africa, but for the whole world.”

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