UN praises King Salman efforts in Ethiopia, Eritrea peace deal

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Time: September 22, 2018 

The UN Security Council praised Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud efforts in Eritrea, Ethiopia peace deal. (Supplied)

The UN Security Council has highly valued the patronage of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the comprehensive peace, friendship and cooperation agreement signed by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, on September 16 in Jeddah, and the meeting of President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh with his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki.

In a statement, the members of the UN Security Council said that “these developments represent a historic milestone and have far-reaching positive implications for the Horn of Africa and beyond” according to Saudi Press Agency, SPA.

UN Security Council’s members called on to continue these efforts and open a new chapter of cooperation that will ensure greater peace, stability, and prosperity in the region.

In a press conference a few days before the opening of the high-level deliberations of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the successful Saudi mediation between Ethiopia and Eritrea and praised the two countries’ vision of opening a new chapter in their relations and thanked Riyadh for facilitating the agreement.

Guterres further said: “We have repeatedly condemned the use of ballistic missiles against civilian targets in Saudi Arabia by the Houthis,” adding that “our position is very clear.”

 

This article was first published in Al Arabiya English  

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