President of Eritrea on an official and historic visit to Ethiopia

A warm cuddle between the two heads of states. © Photo: RR


Casablanca, (ADV, with agencies) -Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki will visit neighboring Ethiopia on Saturday; the country’s information minister has tweeted.

Yemane Meskel said the president will lead a delegation to “cement… the joint march for peace and cooperation”.

It comes after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made an historic visit to Eritrea last weekend, where the leaders signed a declaration ending the state of war between the two countries.

Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a bitter war over territory between 1998 and 2000.

After taking office in April, Mr. Abiy agreed to comply with a ruling of a border commission to hand over the disputed territories.

Over the next few days bus services between the two countries will resume, and next week Ethiopian Airlines will operate its first commercial flight to Asmara since the war broke out in 1998.

Bur-csa – ADV, with agencies