Through a statement, the head of the United Nations considered that diplomatic initiatives aimed at easing tensions and resolving the long-standing dispute between these two countries will have a positive and far-reaching impact on the entire region.
He also reiterated once again that the UN is willing to play a supporting role in aspects related to the border or in any other area that may be necessary.
On June 21, the UN Secretary-General expressed his approval of the positive measures taken by Ethiopia and Eritrea to resolve the pending issues regarding the normalization of bilateral relations.
He also praised the efforts of the leaders of the two states aimed at achieving sustainable peace and good neighborly ties.
This statement came just after the Eritrean leader, Isaias Afwerki, announced that he is analyzing the appropriate mechanisms aimed at ending a bitter border dispute of more than two decades.
For its part, Addis Ababa had previously expressed its intention to unconditionally implement the decisions of the Algiers agreement, which granted Asmara the city of Badme, symbolically important for being the epicenter of the dispute on border areas.
Although the war ended in 2000, after causing the death of at least 70,000 people, the two States continued in tension, without diplomatic relations and with sporadic armed clashes in the adjoining territories.