King Salman holds talks with Djibouti president after peace agreement

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Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh with King Salman during talks in Jeddah on Monday. (SPA)

JEDDAH: King Salman held talks with the president of Djibouti on Monday, the day after he oversaw the signing of a peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Djibouti, the small but highly strategic nation, is located on the Horn of Africa at the entrance to the Red Sea, and borders both Eritrea and Ethiopia.

President Ismail Omar Guelleh held a session of talks with the King in Jeddah.

The two men discussed bilateral relations and the latest regional and international developments, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman also held talks with the Djibouti president at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

The peace deal between Eritrea and Ethiopia brought an end to decades of hostilities between the two countries.

The signing ceremony was overseen by King Salman and attended by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

The Crown Prince also held individual meetings on Monday with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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