Eritrea and Ethiopia to re-establish diplomatic ties

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Eritrea and Ethiopia are to re-establish diplomatic and trade ties after long years of hostility.

  • BBC

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaia Afwerki made the announcement during a landmark meeting in the latter’s capital Asmara.

It is the first time the leaders from the two East African neighbours have met in almost 20 years.

Fits 1aRelations were severed following a border dispute which killed tens of thousands of people in the late 1990s.

A peace deal was signed in December 2000. However, Ethiopia refused to accept the final ruling of a…

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