US Secretary Pompeo Commends Abiy, Isaias for Courageous Leadership

Addis Ababa July 10/2018 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has “commend Prime Minister Abiy of Ethiopia and President Isaias of Eritrea for courageously leading their citizens towards peace, prosperity, and political reform.”

According to a statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, the Secretary of State said the United States welcomes the July 9 commitment to peace and security between the State of Eritrea and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, effectively ending 20 years of conflict.

It further quoted Pompeo as saying that “the normalization of relations and the adoption of the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Eritrea and Ethiopia will provide their peoples with the opportunity to focus on shared aspirations for closer political, economic, and social ties.”

The statement added that the United States stands is ready to support this process and encourages all parties to continue working with transparency and confidence in the coming days.

It added that the peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea will further the cause of stability, security, and development in the Horn of Africa and Red Sea.