Algiers Agreement Ethiopia Eritrea

In 2000, the two countries finally signed to peacefully settle their dispute with the Algiers agreement through an international tribunal. The judgement was rendered final and binding in 2003, in which the main border town of Badme was assigned to Eritrea. The ruling gave a clear as definitive and binding border on the entire border between the two countries. However, delimitation could not take place because Ethiopia had set a precondition for border settlement and had continued to occupy Eritrean territory. As a result, what followed for the next 16 years was a « no war, no peace » impasse. The Algiers Agreement was a peace agreement between the Eritrean and Ethiopian governments, signed in Algiers, Algeria, on December 12, 2000, to formally end the Eritrean-Ethiopian War, a border war waged by the two countries from 1998 to 2000. The declaration provided, inter alia, that if the parties had not reached an agreement on the placement of pillars by the end of November 2007, the border would automatically be delimited by the limit points listed in the Annex to the Declaration. Following a meeting with the parties on 6 and 7 September 2007, at which no agreement was reached, the Route Commission noted on 30 November 2007 that the pillar sites listed in the annex to the declaration were becoming binding on the parties. Addis Ababa, 05 June 2018 – After a one-day meeting of the 36-member Executive Committee of the ruling EPRDF, a statement issued by the Politburo says Ethiopia will fully accept the Algiers Agreement of 12 December 2000, a peace agreement between the Eritrean and Ethiopian governments, which has established a special border commission.

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