The Algiers Agreement is a peace treaty, which came about after 29 months of bloodshed, displacement and negotiations between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Named after the city where it was signed, the Agreement was a culmination of several agreements—OAU’s Framework Agreement, Modalities for its Implementation–that the two parties inked while they wereRead More →

In 1991, as the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, I led peace talks between Ethiopia and Eritrean separatists. The negotiations ended a nearly thirty-year war and established Eritrea as an independent state. These outcomes were a geopolitical success, but they did not resolve the bitter acrimony betweenRead More →

FND, Press Release, June 6, 2018 On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Executive Committee of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), the ruling front in Ethiopia, issued a statement of its decision to “fully accept and implement” the December 12, 2000 Algiers Agreement; and further called upon the EritreanRead More →