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Ethiopia, Eritrea declare end to long state of war

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a declaration on Monday ending the war that existed between the two countries since the border conflict in 1998-2000. 

Despite a previous peace deal in 2000 the two countries remained in a state of no war no peace as the deal failed to be implemented. 

The declaration was signed at a meeting between Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea's president Isaias Afewerki in Eritrea's capital, Asmara, when the two countries' leaders met for the first time in almost 20 years.