IN PICTURES: Historic Ethiopia-Eritrea peace accord signed in Jeddah

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September 16, 2018

Saudi Arabia, along with Gulf ally the United Arab Emirates, helped broker the historic rapprochement that ended decades of enmity. (Bandar al-Galoud)

Under the sponsorship of Saudi King Salman, Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement Sunday at a summit in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi King Salman hosted the signing ceremony which was also attended by his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

“The peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea signed today in Jeddah is a historic event that will contribute to strengthening security and stability in the region,” Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Twitter.

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