Saudi Brokers Ethiopia-Eritrea Deal to Aid Regional Security

  • Jeddah Peace Accord signed in presence of Saudi king, UN chief

  • Saudi Arabia seeking greater influence in Horn of Africa

By Nizar Manek, 17 September 2018
(Bloomberg) --
Saudi Arabia brokered a new peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea aimed at stabilizing the Horn of Africa region, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed the so-called Jeddah Peace Accord on Sunday in the presence of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. It’s the second peace deal the two states have made since they ended decades of enmity in July.
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