Djibouti hails normalization of its ties with Eritrea

MOGADISHU (Caasimada Online) – Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh has welcomed the normalization of its strained ties with Eritrea, after Foreign Ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia travelled to Djibouti on Thursaday.

President Guelle thanked his Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki for the initiative to restore the strained relations since 2008.

“Djibouti is ready for reconciliation and normalization of its ties with Eritrea”, he said.

Mr. Guelle also appreciated Ethiopia and Somalia for their role in bringing together Eritrea and Djibouti.

Eritrea’s Foreign Minister Osman Saleh conveyed President Isaias’s greetings to President Ismael Omar Guelleh and underlined that “this is the season for peace in the Horn of Africa and this peace should be inclusive to all”.

The joint high-level committee is composed of Mr. Osman Saleh, Foreign Minister of Eritrea, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mr. Ahmed Isse Awad.

The visit of the joint committee is the first initiative of the High-Level committee established by the three countries at the tripartite summit and Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Cooperation between Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea.

Both parties have agreed that both countries will conduct meetings and visits in the future.

Caasimada Online

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