Long-term Foes Ethiopia And Eritrea Promise Peace Ports And Friendship


ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed to resume flights, open embassies and develop ports together on Monday, the most concrete signs of a rapprochement that has swept away two decades of hostility in a matter of weeks.

The announcements came a day after Ethiopia’s new reformist Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, flew to neighboring Eritrea, and embraced its veteran President Isaias Afwerki on the runway. Both said they would focus on love and peace.

Abiy came to office in April and announced a series of reforms that have turned politics on its head in his Horn of Africa nation, ending a state of emergency, releasing prisoners and announcing plans to partially open up the economy to foreign investors.

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