Foreign donors must come forward to support Ethiopia and Eritrea after the long-time arch rivals ended a war which spanned two decades and hampered efforts to improve the lives of millions of people, a top United Nations official said on Monday.
The efforts of the two neighboring countries to bring peace back is a great move however, many challenges lay ahead to resume economic and social, said Ahunna Eziakonwa, head of the UN in Ethiopia.
They are also many hindrances which the two countries will face while recovering the borderlines and rebuilding infrastructures.
According to experts, the two nations need some aids so as to activate their economy and create a job for youth.
“I hope the international community will come forward to support these two countries. It is very important – not just for these two nations, but for regional peace and security,” Eziakonwa told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview.
After two decades of war tension and enmity following the bloody war, Ethiopia and Eritrea signed peace and reconciliation agreement.
Following the five subjects of agreements signed between leaders of the two countries in Asmara, Ethiopian Airlines became the first airline to launch a regular flight to Asmara yesterday, July 19, 2018.