Ethiopia reopens embassy in Eritrea

Published: September 06, 2018 13:36:13 | Updated: September 08, 2018 21:33:47


Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki (R) is welcomed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed upon arriving for a three-day visit, at the Bole international airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 14, 2018 - Reuters

Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders reopened Ethiopia’s embassy in the Eritrean capital Asmara on Thursday, state affiliated Ethiopian Fana Broadcasting said.

Reuters reported citing Fana Broadcasting that Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki re-opened the embassy in a brief ceremony.

Since signing an agreement in Asmara on July 9 to restore ties, Eritrean and Ethiopian leaders have moved swiftly to sweep away two decades of hostility since conflict erupted between the two neighbours in the Horn of Africa in 1998.

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