Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia Says Eritrea Will Now Pull-out Troops from Border Area

Eritrea has agreed to pull out its troops from Ethiopian territory along their joint border,this was disclosed by Ethiopia’s prime minister on Friday, days after acknowledging Eritrean forces had entered Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region during an almost five-month war.

The statement read,“Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces out of the Ethiopian border,” Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said in a statement on Twitter the day after arriving in Eritrea’s capital Asmara to meet with President Isaias Afwerki.

The statement added, “The Ethiopian National Defence Force will take over guarding the border area effective immediately”

The governments of both Eritrea and Ethiopia have denied Eritrea’s involvement in the war, despite reports from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

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