Eritrea's President to Visit Ethiopia as Relations Rebound

  • Visit will mirror Ethiopian premier’s recent historic trip
  • Once bitter Horn of Africa foes declared end to war this week

By Nizar Manek, 13 July 2018
(Bloomberg) --
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki will make an historic visit to Ethiopia on Saturday, days after the once-bitter foes declared peace and agreed to reestablish economic links.
Isaias’s visit will mirror Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s groundbreaking trip to neighboring Eritrea last weekend. The two countries -- at odds since a 1998-2000 border war that claimed as many as 100,000 lives -- sealed a swathe of agreements, restoring diplomatic relations, flights and telecommunications, as well as allowing Ethiopia’s use of Red Sea ports.
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