Ethiopia accepts 2000 deal with Eritrea


Ethiopia will “fully accept and implement” a peace agreement with Eritrea signed in 2000, its ruling coalition announced.

The Horn of Africa neighbours remain at odds since a 1998-2000 war over a disputed town a boundary commission subsequently handed to Asmara but which Addis Ababa rejected.

Asmara has long felt betrayed by world powers, who they say failed to force Ethiopia, now with a population of 97 million, to abide by the boundary arbitration ruling. Ethiopia long said it wanted talks on implementation, which Asmara refused.