Ethiopian, Eritrean Leaders to Meet Soon as Tensions Thaw

  • Abiy, Isaias to hold landmark talks ‘soon,’ official says
  • Horn of Africa nations have been bitter foes for 20 years

By Nizar Manek, 29 June 2018
(Bloomberg) --
The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea will meet soon, Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry said, the latest sign of thawing relations between the Horn of Africa nations at odds since a border war two decades ago.
A meeting between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki would cap landmark talks that began this month between officials from the two countries that fought a 1998-2000 war in which about 100,000 people died. Eritrea seceded from Ethiopia in 1993 after decades of conflict.
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