Addis Ababa, July 8, 2018 (FBC) –Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed has arrived in the Eritrean capital Asmara today.
Upon arrival, he was welcomed by senior Eritrean government official, including President Isaias Afeworki.
His trip to Asmara is aimed at normalizing relations between the two countries and depending the people –to-people ties between the two nations.
A senior Eritrean delegation composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab visited Ethiopia a week ago.
HE PM Dr Abiy Ahmed is very warmly received by HE President Isaias Afwerki & an amazing number of people when he arrived in #Asmara for this historic visit. The visit offers a spectacular opportunity to decidedly move forward #peace for the good of our people. #Eritrea #Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/U8Q7qhhypx
— Fitsum Arega (@fitsumaregaa) July 8, 2018
The visit comes after Ethiopia said it would fully accept the Algiers Agreement and decision of the Ethio-Eritrea Boundary Commission (EEBC).
Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, last week told journalists that the visit by the Eritrean delegation created fertile ground to restore peace between the two countries.
Prime Minister, Dr Abiy Ahmed, arrives at Asmara International Airport. A truly historic moment with memorable watershed events: brotherly embrace of the leaders; Ethiopian Airlines lands in Asmara after 20 years; Asmara's residents come out in full force to welcome Delegation pic.twitter.com/Cnx2GBl6OT
— Yemane G. Meskel (@hawelti) July 8, 2018
The Eritrean delegation also visited the Hawassa industrial park, 275 km from the capital Addis Ababa.
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