Ethiopia/Eritrea: UN chief welcomes ‘positive steps’

ESAT News (June 21, 2018)

The United Nations has announced its readiness to support Eritrea and Ethiopia following recent peace overtures between the two neighboring States in the Horn of Africa, according to a report by UN News

In a statement released by his Spokesperson on Thursday, the UN Secretary-General welcomed the “positive steps” taken to resolve outstanding issues regarding the normalization of relations between the two countries.

The report by UN news says António Guterres also commended efforts by their leaders “to achieve sustainable peace and good-neighbourly relations which, in turn, will have positive repercussions in the entire Horn of Africa region”.

The UN chief also underlined his readiness to provide “all support that may contribute to advancing and consolidating” engagement between the two countries.