THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Dublin, Ireland) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release December 12, 2000
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
I congratulate the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea for the final peace agreement signed today in Algiers. My relief and happiness on this occasion mirrors the sadness I felt when I witnessed two allies and friends embroiled in a tragic conflict. I look forward to resuming our strong cooperation with Ethiopia and Eritrea across the spectrum of bilateral issues.