A crowd of men.
Eritrea's Foreign Minister Osman Sale, center right, is welcomed by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, center left. Foto: Mulugeta Ayene/AP

Swedish government welcomes Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal

2:06 min

This week saw a historic peace agreement between the African nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea, that ended 20 years of hostility and restored diplomatic relations.

Sweden, which has worked to resolve the conflict between the two countries, welcomed the deal.

Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said she was pleased a united UN Security Council, under a Swedish presidency, adopted a statement on Tuesday in support of the agreement.

But Meron Estefanos, a journalist and refugee advocate from Eritrea, now living in Sweden, says the Nordic nation can do more. Especially for Dawit Isaak, the Swedish-Eritrean journalist held in prison in Eritrea without charge since 2001.

Grunden i vår journalistik är trovärdighet och opartiskhet. Sveriges Radio är oberoende i förhållande till politiska, religiösa, ekonomiska, offentliga och privata särintressen.
Du hittar dina sparade avsnitt i menyn under "Min lista".