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Peace discussion between Ethiopian government and ONLF
Posted on Wednesday September 19, 2018

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) discussed modalities of peace talks in Asmara yesterday. Government Delegation was led by The Minister of Government Communication Affairs Office and Chairman of the Ethiopian Somali Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Ahmed Shide, while ONLF side was led by its Chairman, Admiral Mohamed Omar. Here is the joint statement issued by the Ethiopian government and ONLF:

Asmara, 19 September 2018- The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) discussed modalities of peace talks in Asmara yesterday. Government Delegation was led by The Minister of Government Communication Affairs Office and Chairman of the Ethiopian Somali Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Ahmed Shide, while ONLF side was led by its Chairman, Admiral Mohamed Omar. Here is the joint statement issued by the Ethiopian government and ONLF:

Joint statement: government of Ethiopia and ONLF

A meeting between the Ethiopia government and the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) took place in Asmara, Eritrea to discuss ways of resolving the longstanding conflict in somali region. The two parties have discussed the modalities of peace talks between the Ethiopia government and ONLF.

The parties have reached a common understanding on the issues discussed and way forward.

The two parties have agreed to work together peacefully to promote and protect the interest of the people of the Somali region and collaborate on national issues including the future of the horn of Africa integration.

The substantive talks will be finalized soon.

Both parties thank the Eritrea government and people for hosting the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Material support to NAEWDV
Posted on Wednesday September 19, 2018

The National Association of the Eritrean War Disabled Veterans has received material support from its branch in Stuttgart, Germany.

Asmara, 19 September 2018 – The National Association of the Eritrean War Disabled Veterans has received material support from its branch in Stuttgart, Germany.

The support that the Association received today in its storehouse in Merhano include medical beds and mattresses, wheelchairs with spare parts, crutches, medical equipments, special medical chairs, wood work materials, eye glasses, specialized sports equipments as well as stationeries.

Stating that primary needs of the disabled are materials that help them in their daily social and personal activities, the Chairman of the Association Mr. Gebrebrhan Iyasu said that similar contributions made by various institutions have had encouraging results and thanked the branch association in Stuttgart.

Report from the chairwoman of the branch in Stuttgart indicates that the branch, which was established in 1999, has been engaged in contributing material support to the war disabled veterans.

Agreement on Peace, Friendship and Comprehensive Cooperation Between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea
Posted on Tuesday September 18, 2018

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 complementarity 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 complementarity 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                                                                                                                     For

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia                                          The State of Eritrea

Abiy Ahmed Ali                                                                                           Isaias Afwerki
Prime Minister                                                                                             President

 

Meeting of Presidents Isaias Afwerki and Ismail Omar Guelleh
Posted on Tuesday September 18, 2018

At a meeting held on 17 September in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, President Isaias Afwerki and President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti agreed to establish a new chapter of cooperation and good neighborliness.

Asmara, 18 September 2018- At a meeting held on 17 September in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, President Isaias Afwerki and President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti agreed to establish a new chapter of cooperation and good neighborliness.

The two leaders also expressed gratitude to King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz for the important contribution they made.

At a press conference held after the meeting, the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir congratulated the two countries.

The Eritrean Foreign Minister, Mr. Osman Saleh and his Djiboutian counterpart, Mr. Mohammed Ali Youssouf indicated that the two countries have established a new era of friendship and cooperation and thanked the contribution of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The leaders of Ethiopia and Somalia have immensely contributed in restoring the relation between Eritrea and Djibouti.

It is to be recalled that a joint committee comprising the Foreign Ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia met President Ismail Omar Guelleh in Djibouti on 6 September.

President Isaias met and held talks with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Posted on Monday September 17, 2018

President Isaias Afwerki met and held talks with Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Asmara, 17 September 2018- President Isaias Afwerki met and held talks with Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

At the meeting held in the evening hours of today at the Jeddah Palace, the two leaders discussed a number on developing bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them as well as on issues of interest to both countries.

The meeting was attended by senior government official of both countries.

It is to be recalled that in recognition of the bold and courageous initiative they took to bring about peace and friendship between the two countries, President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have been presented by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Saudi Arabia's highest medal "The Order of King Abdulaziz" on 16 September.