Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the President of the State of Eritrea Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali signed Sunday the Jeddah Agreement for Peace between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Then, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques decorated each of the Presidents of the State of Eritrea and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia with King Abdulaziz Necklace.
The signing ceremony was attended by the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The event was also attended by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region; Prince Dr. Mansour bin Mit’eb bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet and Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior; Dr. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet, who serves as guide of the President of the State of Eritrea; Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Issa, Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet and Chief of the Royal Court; Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance; Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Qattan, Minister of State for African Countries' Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who serves as guide of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia; Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Moallimi, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Organization; Abdullah bin Falih Al-Arjani, the Saudi Ambassador to Ethiopia, and Dr. Abdullah bin Sultan Al-Sharif, Acting Charge d’Affaires of the Saudi Embassy in Eritrea.
The signing ceremony was also attended by the official delegations of the President of the State of Eritrea and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
Among others, the Islamic World League (MWL) has praised the historical efforts undertaken by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to sponsor the Jeddah Peace Agreement between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea.
In a statement, the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa said that this historic agreement translated the great attention that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attaches to the issues of world peace, pointing out that this historic event has proven that the Kingdom is one of the most important pillars of world peace.
For its part, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) welcomed the Jeddah Peace Agreement signed by Eritrea and Ethiopia and valued efforts made by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in establishing pillars of security, stability and prosperity in the region, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
The UAE said the Jeddah Peace Agreement comes within the context of King Salman’s policy to strengthen stability in the region through a well-thought out vision that recognizes the vital, dynamic connection between the security of the Horn of Africa and that of the Arab World.
The Kingdom of Bahrain also hailed the patronage of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Jeddah Peace Pact and affirmed that this step reflects the vital and strategic role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at both the regional and international levels. It also highlights the efforts and initiatives of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to strengthen peace and security in the world, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The Kingdom of Bahrain stressed its full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its efforts that aim to promote peace and build strong international relations based on good neighborliness and respect of international laws and charters.