ASMARA, Eritrea – Tripartite cooperation and development in the Horn of Africa dominated joint talks between Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopian leaders, as revealed in a joint statement. A senior European Union official stressed the importance of a tripartite agreement between Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. At their first tripartite meeting in Asmara, Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed agreed to consolidate their mutual solidarity. The three heads of state and government held open and in-depth discussions on the situation in their respective countries, their tripartite cooperation and developments in the Horn of Africa region. Eritrea`s Ministry of Information said the governments of the three East African countries had reached the following agreement: this agreement is fundamental for opening the borders between the three nations and, therefore, for promoting cross-border trade. The main cornerstones of the agreement, as stated by the Eritrean Minister of Information, were: Djibouti, last July, a petition to the UN Security Council to “facilitate an agreement between them on a mutually acceptable means of peaceful settlement of disputes”. The tripartite agreement signed between the three countries in September 2018 was aimed at promoting peace and security in the region. The agreement also guarantees comprehensive cooperation to establish close political, economic, social and security relations between these three countries. If you have access to a newspaper through an association or association, please flip through your association log, select an article you want to view, and follow the instructions in that field. READ MORE Abiy Ahmed`s four major political challenges Then, on 27 January 2020, Eritrean, Ethiopian and Somali leaders – President Isaias Afwerki, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo – held their third trilateral meeting. They proposed the creation of a new regional bloc called the Horn of Cooperative Africa.
Abiy made peace with Eritrea last year to end 20 years of conflict, a feat that won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. Eritrean, Ethiopian and Somali foreign ministers are visiting Djibouti today. The visit is the first initiative of the High-Level Joint Committee, set up by the three countries at the tripartite summit and the declaration of comprehensive cooperation, Yemane said. Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed arrived in Asmara late today afternoon. The Prime Minister and his delegation, which includes Defence Minister Lemma Megersa, were greeted by President Isaias Afwerki upon arrival at Asmara International Airport pic.twitter.com/xnIJOurSUz In summary, the cooperation proposed in the Horn of Africa promises to address transnational problems and cooperation issues between the three countries. Nevertheless, it could create additional mistrust, provoke conflicts in the region, damage relations with close neighbours and complicate cooperation with other regional institutions. As part of the joint action plan, the heads of state and government of the three countries also agreed to “redouble joint efforts for effective regional cooperation.” PM @AbiyAhmedAli arrived this evening in Asmara, Eritrea, and was received by President Isaias Afwerki. During the visit, Prime Minister Abiy will discuss trilateral discussions with President Isais Afwerki and President Mohammed Abdullahi of Somalia.#PMOEthiopia pic.twitter.com/Ie9ywVEGxL Wuhan residents reduce or avoid outdoor activities during the spring holidays If you have access to the Journal through a company or associations, Read the instructions below While Ethiopia enjoys a relatively democratic space, it has recently struggled to curb ethnic violence.