The UN Security Council lifted Wednesday, November 14 all sanctions against Eritrea. A decision adopted unanimously.
An embargo on arms, travel bans, freezing of assets: for Eritrea, these sanctions in force for nine years are now a thing of the past.
The UN Security Council accused Asmara of supporting Shebab Islamists in Somalia, which Eritrea has always denied. And so far, no evidence of this alleged support has ever been found.
For the UN, this lifting of sanctions is a way to welcome the recent warming of relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia. In July, the two countries signed a historic peace agreement that put an end to decades of conflict.
In its text adopted on Wednesday, the Security Council calls on Eritrea and Djibouti to continue their efforts. Relations between the two countries have recently calmed down, while a border dispute over the Ras Doumeira strategic zone has opposed them since 2008.
Also in this prospect of appeasement between Eritrea and Djibouti, the UN calls on Asmara to provide information on the fate of Djibouti soldiers who disappeared after clashes 10 years ago.