Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa to be reopened next Monday: Minister Ahmed Shide

Eritrea to reopen embassy in Addis Ababa on Monday

Addis Ababa, July 13, 2018 (FBC) –Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa will be reopened next Monday, said Ahmed Shide, Minister of Government Communication Affairs Office of Ethiopia.

Last Monday, the two nations signed agreements to resume diplomatic ties and open a new chapter of cooperation and partnership after 20-year of military standoff.

Leaders of the two countries signed the agreements following the visit of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed to Asmara.

Among the agreements include opening up embassies in their respective countries.

“Eritrean embassy in Ethiopia will go operational on Monday,” said Ahmed at a press briefing organized in connection with the visit of Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki to Ethiopia tomorrow.

At the invitation of Prime Minister Dr Abiy, President Isaias will arrive in Ethiopia Saturday for a 3-day state visit.

According to Ahmed, preparations have been finalized to warmly welcome the Eritrean delegation led by President Isaias.

During its three-day stay in Ethiopia, the delegation will visit the Hawassa industrial park, located in the SNNP regional state.


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