The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has decided to fully implement the Algiers accord and the decision of the boundary commission established to demarcate the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea. This was announced in a communique the party issued after its Executive Committee meeting today.
The Algiers accord was signed between Ethiopia and Eritrea two decades ago to put an end to the bloody two-year conflict of 1998-2000 that claimed the lives of thousand soldiers on both sides. The boundary commission had awarded the contentious town of Badme to Eritrea.
“The Eritrean government should take the same stand without any prerequisite and accept our call to bring back the long-lost peace of the two brother nations as it was before,” the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) wrote on Facebook.
Eritrea had refused to hold any talks with Ethiopia until it agreed unconditionally to the border commission’s findings.
Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had promised to make peace with the country’s northern neighbour after taking power earlier this year.