Direct telephone connection restored between long-time foes Ethiopia and Eritrea
The Ethiopian Prime Minister’s chief of staff wrote the statement on Twitter after a summit between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afkwerki began.
The meeting was the first of its kind between the leaders of the two neighbors and bitter rivals in the Horn of Africa, who went to war with each other and broke off diplomatic relations in 1998.
Historic. This isn’t peace between two ordinary neighbours. #Ethiopia & #Eritrea share complex memory & heritage. Recognising their intertwined past & common destiny will have a positive political & socio-economic dividend for them, & will redraw the geopolitical map of the Horn. pic.twitter.com/mlCTaeu1Hb
— Hallelujah Lulie (@halelule) July 8, 2018