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Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia met in Asmara for tripartite talks

ESAT News (September 5, 2018) Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed and Somalia president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, are in Eritrean capital Asmara for talks on tripartite issues. “The three leaders will hold a tripartite Summit this evening on enhancement of regional ties of friendship/partnership,” tweeted Yemane G. Meskel, Eritrea’s Minister of Information. Details of talks were however not revealed. Abiy Ahmed ...

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    Ethiopian govt and OLF agree to end hostilities

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 7, 2018) A delegation of the Ethiopian government and a faction of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) led by Dawud Ibsa have agreed to end hostilities at a reconciliation agreement signed in Eritrea’s capital Asmara. Eritrea’s Minister of Information, Yemane G. Meskel announced in a series of tweets today that the agreement signed by ...

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      Ethiopia sends delegation to Asmara to negotiate with Oromo opposition group

      ESAT News (August 6, 2018) A delegation led by Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu has arrived in the Eritrean capital Asmara to negotiate with a faction of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) led by Dawud Ibsa.   The report by the Ethiopian Television says the delegation, which also includes president of the Oromo regional administration, Lemma Megersa, was welcomed at ...

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        “The bird of peace has just flown to Asmara:” Ethiopian Airlines makes return flights to Eritrea in twenty years

        By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 18, 2018) The sound of clinking champagne glasses and the smell of roses has dominated the cabin of the first flight to Eritrea’s capital Asmara by Ethiopian Airlines in twenty years; reuniting families and carrying passengers who are total strangers to a neighboring country, that until few weeks ago was considered an enemy territory. ...

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          Ethiopia readying to use Eritrean port

          ESAT News (July 17, 2018) Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today that preparations were underway to make use of the Eritrean port of Assab. The thawing of diplomatic relations in recent month has opened doors for economic cooperation between the two East African countries that were in a no war no peace situation for two decades. Leaders of the ...

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            Ethiopia/Eritrea: Leaders join hands to raise flag as Embassy reopens after two decades

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 16, 2018) Eritrea reopened its Embassy in Addis Ababa, two decades after the compound near the soccer stadium in the capital was deserted by the Eritreans and was used for unspecified purposes by the Ethiopian government. The flag raising ceremony at the Embassy came at the conclusion of a three day visit by Eritrean ...

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              Eritrean president to visit Ethiopia

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 12, 2018) Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki will visit Ethiopia on Saturday, a week after Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a landmark visit to Asmara. It will be the first visit by Afwerki to Ethiopia in 25 years; and 20 years after a border war between the two countries led to diplomatic and economic ...

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                Ethiopian Airlines to resume flight to Asmara Wednesday

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 11, 2018) Ethiopian Airlines will make its first flight to Asmara, Eritrea, on Wednesday July 18, twenty years after the African giant carrier ceased to fly to its northern neighbor. Fitsum Arega, Chief of Staff for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the announcement in a tweet saying holders of Ethiopian and Eritrean passports ...

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                  Eritreans welcome Ethiopia PM with big hugs and kisses

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 8, 2018) Ululation of joy and euphoria in the Eritrean capital Asmara early Sunday as Eritreans welcome an Ethiopian leader after two decades of war and bitterness. Well before Ethiopian Airlines carrying Abiy Ahmed touched down at the Asmara International Airport, residents of the city lined up the streets waving the flags of the ...

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