Abu Dhabi: The UAE welcomed on Sunday the Jeddah Agreement signed by Eritrea and Ethiopia and praised efforts made by Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz to establish pillars of security, stability and prosperity in the region.

The UAE said the Agreement must be seen in the context of King Salman’s policy to strengthen stability in the region through a well-thought out vision that recognises the vital, dynamic connection between the security of the Horn of Africa and that of the Arab world. Commenting on the landmark peace agreement, UAE Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said he was proud to attend the signing of this historic accord, which will build bridges between brothers and bring peoples even more closer. “It gives optimism to generations,” he stated.