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UAE to build oil pipeline between Ethiopia and Eritrea: media

AFP  |  Addis Ababa 

The (UAE) will build a pipeline connecting to the Eritrean port of Assab, reported today.

The agreement was reportedly made during discussions in between Ethiopian and UAE

The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate did not provide details on the agreement.

Landlocked used an refinery located in port for its domestic needs before a two-year war over the demarcation of the border broke out between the two countries in 1998, leaving some 80,000 dead before settling into a bitter cold war.

In a surprise move in June, Ethiopia's new announced he would finally accept a 2002 United Nations-backed border demarcation, paving the way for peace between the two nations.

Reciprocal visits by the two nations' leaders led to the resumption of flights between their capitals as well as the opening of embassies and phone lines.

The UAE, which is reportedly using the port to conduct military operations against Houthi rebels in Yemen, has been seen as a key in the diplomatic thaw between and

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 18:40 IST