Statement by the Press Secretary on Progress Toward Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea

The United States is encouraged by the progress that Ethiopia and Eritrea have made to resolve longstanding disputes and normalize relations.  Over the past 20 years, the frozen conflict between these states has hindered stability

The United States is encouraged by the progress that Ethiopia and Eritrea have made to resolve longstanding disputes and normalize relations.  Over the past 20 years, the frozen conflict between these states has hindered stability and economic growth in the vital Red Sea region.  A durable peace will yield greater prosperity and security not only for the citizens of Ethiopia and Eritrea, but also for their neighbors, the United States, and the world.

The United States commends Ethiopia’s statement on June 5, 2018 announcing that Ethiopia fully accepts the 2000 Algiers Agreement, issued in the context of positive political and economic reforms.  The United States also welcomes Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki’s June 20, 2018 commitment to send a delegation to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to advance the peace process.  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Isaias Afwerki have demonstrated courageous leadership by taking these steps toward peace.

Ethiopia and Eritrea have a critical role in promoting stability and prosperity in the Horn of Africa.  The United States looks forward to a full normalization of relations and the realization of our shared aspirations for both countries to enjoy enduring peace and development.  As a witness to the Algiers Agreement, the United States stands ready to facilitate progress toward this goal.

Source: whitehouse.gov

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  • Amanuel June 22, 2018

    It was inevitable for Ethiopia to accept the final and binding court rulling. Hgdf used it to destroy our human resource (intellectuals, the rich and the young) and the country all to just stay in power. Hope the other face of weyane disappears with weyane.

    • Tesfai June 22, 2018

      There is nothing to celebrate here for Eritrea because Issaias had already killed Eritrea beyond repair The Ethiopians have a lot to celebrate, they have full global community support, grand fathers and mothers to honour their history – not ti insult, an economy that is on a solid foundation, prisons almost empty, free press, free political organizations, lots of colleges and universities, roads and railways, the UN, AU, EU, China, Arabs and USA on their side, a country intact.and at peace with its own languages and history to celebrate, even the Arabs are begging them to invest billions in Ethiopia though the Ethiopians never claimed to be “Arabs” or their slaves.
      What do we have in Eritrea? A failed nation thanks to Issaias, prisons and dungeons everywhere, endless National slavery and the endless Hidma of Eritrean refugees without young and productive generation, no water and electric power in Asmara, line ups for three loaves of bread
      Eritrea has become the shame of Africa with nothing to celebrate.

      • AHMED SALEH !!! June 23, 2018

        Tesfay
        We refuse to cry for the past which we can not undue but we do celebrate for
        peaceful future .
        Many times you said ; ” Eritrea the shame of Africa “. It doesn’t bother us no more because we know the source of such mentality .

  • Danilo June 22, 2018

    Who created us? GOD. For what reason? To love him and respect. I am talking to global GOD of globalisation USA.the remote controller peace or no peace in the world. The rest is the one face of weyanie with two body in Addis and Asmara. They fight when they feel strong or make peace when get weak. on other hand the game is over on arbitration. ድሕሪ ደም ምጭናው ፡ሓመድ ምንጋፍ ግዚኡ ኣኸለ።

  • Sol June 22, 2018

    Amanuel,
    When DIA on speech of martyrs day announced that he will send a delegation to AA the reaction of the so called PFDJ high officers who were sitting in front seats proves that there is no something called PFDJ or central Committe and P olitical Bureau all are nominal the decision maker is wedi Medhin alone so let’s hope he and his cousins will not create obstacles to PMAA on his efforts of peace.

    • Amanuel June 23, 2018

      It is a one man show from it’s inception. The ministers (I pity them are like adults in illiteracy school) scared to ask any question always. They learn of his decisions with us or few hours ahead of us. Btaemi yehzunu keysidedu arigom, keyzarebu ferihom kab gezom afom axiom yihadru.

  • Tesfai June 22, 2018

    I do not agree with some of ato Tesfazion of the Agazian’s movement political themes; however, every Eritrean needs to listen to his latest broadcast titled: ንምንታይ ድሕሪ እዚ ኩሉ ምጽናት ስቅያት ዕንወትን መሬትና ተጎቢጡን ዶብና ከይተጠረረን ከሎ ኢሰይስ ይዛተ አሎ?
    He hits very hard on Higdef and the Woyanes failed, discarded and expired political agendas that have used and abused the ethnic Tigrinya of Eritrea as their condoms.

    • AHMED SALEH !!! June 23, 2018

      AGAZIAN movement will destroy TIGREAN people reputation inside ETHIOPIA . But we
      ERITREANS learned the hard way to recognize our enemies ,
      Incase TIGRIGNA speakers in Eritrea , their worst nightmare came from cruel people that
      speak the same language . For what ever reason we can’t fool people repeatedly .
      TRUTH – HAKI -TRUTH – HAKI -TRUTH – HAKI …… speak up once in life .

  • Sol June 22, 2018

    No welcome back Tekhlay, it is the Era of peace, equality, justice and freedom in Ethiopia and it will the demise of the middle age system in Eritrea.

  • rezen June 22, 2018

    Subject: Statement by the Press Secretary on Progress Toward Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea

    Commentary, 22 June 2018, June 22, 2018
    Good words by the United States of America; for that matter, by any standard. The words and the imagination of peace, tranquility, prosperity, justice, equality, etc ad nauseam can easily intoxicate the people who have been under dictatorship and hard Life for seemingly time immemorial. But we have to learn from history and REALITY at hand.

    Confining ourselves to Eritrea, it is safe to conclude that Issayas Afewerki Abraha, the self-anointed Ruler of Eritrea; the absolute ruthless dictator; the President of the State of Eritrea for Life is not going to change his life long cherished revenge to subjugate the people of Eritrea and satisfy his seemingly eternal hatred against the Eritrean people – true to his own immortal words to one of his comrades >>> “I WILL SHOW YOU” [translation from Tigrigna].

    The posture to have a dialogue with Ethiopia is just a gimmick – and Eritreans know it very well from hard experience. THE END

    • k.tewolde June 24, 2018

      rezen,it is true such a protracted exposure to tyranny will desensitize you beyond humanly prudence,what this evil man did to our people is worse than the images the European concentration camps of second world war,after all that he dispatches his patrol(ISTITLAA’E) as we use to call it in the field to Addis to investigate and find out what is in it for him.In other words, ‘The posture to have a dialogue with Ethiopia is just a gimmick..’ as you condensed it.

      • rezen June 24, 2018

        k. tewolde, it is always educational exchanging with you. Let me pour my heart out.
        The situation of Eritrea is worsening from day to day. We Eritreans in totality, where ever we may be outside the dying Eritrea, are making it even worse by engaging upon internal sociological matters of region and religion etc . It is sad to see mature, enlightened and free individual Eritreans – thousands of miles away from the Dictatorial regime of Eritrea — are spending their time exchanging trivial matters /arguing/insulting each other about parochial matters when the cardinal issue (a matter of life and death) is ONLY and ONLY ONE ISSUE i.e. the Liberation of Eritrea from the cruelest indigenous Dictator that Eritrea has ever seen. THAT IS THE ONLY ISSUE WE HAVE ON THE TABLE. PERIOD. Anything else is a distraction at best but worse at the deliberate betrayal of one’s own country in totality. And that is the LIFE LINE of Issayas Afewrki Abraha. With that ugly scenario, Eritrea will be a barren land at the mercy of passers by. If I am harsh, I stand to be flogged (on the internet!!!)

        In all this ugly scenario, let history, at least, remember with admiration the untiring service provided by http://www.assenna.com as a platform for the exchange of ideas in the liberation of Eritrea , which Eritreans of all caliber REFUSED to use the facilities to liberate Eritrea. Instead, they used it to disintegrate Eritrea — a perfect TRAGEDY where the Actor says >>> I CAN’T HELP IT; IT IS IN MY NATURE. THE END.

      • rezen June 24, 2018

        k. tewolde, it is always educational exchanging with you. Let me pour my heart out.
        The situation of Eritrea is worsening from day to day. We Eritreans in totality, where ever we may be outside the dying Eritrea, are making it even worse by engaging upon internal sociological matters of region and religion etc . It is sad to see mature, enlightened and free individual Eritreans – thousands of miles away from the Dictatorial regime of Eritrea — are spending their time exchanging trivial matters /arguing/insulting each other about parochial matters when the cardinal issue (a matter of life and death) is ONLY and ONLY ONE ISSUE i.e. the Liberation of Eritrea from the cruelest indigenous Dictator that Eritrea has ever seen. THAT IS THE ONLY ISSUE WE HAVE ON THE TABLE. PERIOD. Anything else is a distraction at best but worse at the deliberate betrayal of one’s own country in totality. And that is the LIFE LINE of Issayas Afewrki Abraha.
        With that ugly scenario, Eritrea will be a barren land at the mercy of passers by. If I am harsh, I stand to be flogged (on the internet!!!)
        In all this ugly scenario, let history, at least, remember with admiration the untiring service provided by http://www.assenna.com as a platform for the exchange of ideas in the liberation of Eritrea , which Eritreans of all caliber REFUSED to use the facilities to liberate Eritrea. Instead, they used it to disintegrate Eritrea — a perfect TRAGEDY where the Actor says >>> I CAN’T HELP IT; IT IS IN MY NATURE. THE END.

  • Tewolde Kuflom June 22, 2018

    If you believe isayas that he truly intend to make peace with Ethiopia. ,you are dreaming. His whole intention is to 1 divide the politubro of EPRDF 2 create confusion among the political parties via vis the government, thus creating division in Ethiopia..He will never survive in peace.

  • AHMED SALEH !!! June 23, 2018

    Majority people inside Eritrea and Ethiopia including international world reacted positively except
    the hardliners in TIGRAI .
    Now Issaias will face pressure from his allies since PM Abiy expressed his willingness to bring
    stability in our region . Even though we seem pleased to see lasting peace but we must wait
    with our fingers crossed until we hear the anticipated agreements from both sides .

  • Danilo June 23, 2018

    ….We must wait with our fingers crossed until we hear the anticipated agreements from both sides. “.

    Ahmed, it is hard to predict peace from looser unless the real ( owner, PEOPLE! ) fight for it. Now, the game is indeed over between notorious evil maker. but now is our turn to start sacred move the game ” HEL or HEVEN”?

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