Addis Ababa, 10th July 2018. Intergovernmental Authority on Development or IGAD praises Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for a wise and courageous leadership in committing to fully implement the Algiers Agreement and normalizing relations with Eritrea.
The normalization of relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the resolution of the border issue will benefit the two countries according to IGAD Executive Secretary Mahboub Maalim.
He believes the resolution will also contribute to the realization of peace and economic integration in the region and the continent.
The Executive Secretary reiterates continuous support for the ongoing bilateral developments.
Dr Maalim encourages the two countries to maintain the positive momentum to peace.
He calls on Eritrea to rejoin the IGAD family and take its rightful place of collectively advancing peace and development in the region.