In December 2000, Ethiopia and Eritrea signed the Algiers Peace Agreement on their disputed borders allowing a Hague-based independent Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) to render a "final and binding" decision. The AU, EU, UN and USA witnessed this historic agreement as 'Guarantors of the Peace Agreement." And in April 13, 2002, the EEBC reached a verdict that was hailed by the U.N. and AU and EU. Eritrea accepted the decision. While Ethiopia, which initially appeared to accept it and in fact boasted of its favorable outcome, reneged on delimitation implementation.