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The presidents of Somalia and Eritrea met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday to cement regional economic ties as relations warm between the once-rival nations.
The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea visited their shared border to celebrate Ethiopian new year together on Tuesday, marking the countries’ reconciliation on a frontier where their soldiers faced off against each other just months earlier.
Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki has tasked the people of South Sudan to continue on the path of liberation despite internal squabbles and external machinations.
The presidents of Eritrea and Somalia have signed an agreement to restore their countries' relations after years of animosity.
Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighbouring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said, as the former foes pushed on with rapprochement.
The first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in 20 years took off early on Wednesday, sealing a stunning reconciliation between the former enemies a week after they ended their military standoff.
Official rivals just weeks ago, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced warmly to the roar of a crowd of thousands on Sunday at a concert celebrating the end of a long state of war.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived in Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to cement peace between the two neighbours following two decades of hostilities.
The UN Security Council has described the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship signed by the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia, as “a historic and significant” move.
Ethiopia’s prime minister said on Tuesday his government wanted to implement a deal restoring relations with former foe Eritrea quickly, to “make up for lost opportunities” after a two-decade military standoff.
Ethiopia and Eritrea are no longer at war, the neighbours said in a joint statement Monday, a day after their leaders held a historic meeting in Asmara.
Eritrea and Ethiopia are to re-establish diplomatic and trade ties after long years of hostility.
With hugs and cheers, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have met for the first time in more than 25 years amid a recent thawing in relations between the two long-time East African rivals.
The leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia embraced at Asmara International Airport Sunday, a historic moment in what has long been one of Africa’s most entrenched conflicts.
A delegation from Eritrea will arrive in Addis Ababa on Thursday as Ethiopia’s prime minister appears ready to resolve one of Africa’s most intractable military stand-offs.
Eritrea and Ethiopia remain bitter foes after a 1998-2000 conflict that drew comparisons to the First World War, with waves of conscripts forced to march through minefields towards Eritrean trenches, where they were cut down by machinegun fire.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has met with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo as political tension in the Horn of Africa and Red Sea regions continues to escalate.