Tag Archives: Isaias Afwerki

Eritrean president pays first visit to Somalia

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 13, 2018) One month after the United Nations lifted a nine year old sanction on Eritrea over an alleged support to Al-Shabba, its president, Isaias Afwerki paid the first visit to Somalia amid a high speed thawing of relations among countries in the region. The countries in the Horn of Africa have seen fast ...

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    Eritrean and Somali Presidents visit Ethiopia

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 9, 2018) Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is in Ethiopia for the third time in four months since the thawing of relations in July. Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia’s northern region of Amhara, joined by President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. The two leaders were welcomed in the historic city of Gondar by Ethiopian Prime Minister ...

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      Eritrea vows to consolidate peace in region as UN prepares to lift sanctions

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 5, 2018) As the United Nations is set to lift a nine year old sanction on Eritrea, its unwavering president, Isaias Afwerki, says the recent peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea represents a new epoch and political dynamics in the Horn of Africa region and beyond. Afwerki vows to consolidate the peace process in the ...

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        Ethiopia, Eritrea sign agreement on peace, friendship and cooperation in Jeddah

          ESAT News (September 18, 2018) Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to reaffirm their declaration made in July for peace and friendship. “The state of war between the two countries has ended and a new era of peace, friendship and comprehensive cooperation has started,” the agreement that was made public today and signed by Ethiopia’s ...

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          Ethiopia reopens Embassy in Eritrea

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 6, 2018) Ethiopia has reopened its Embassy in Eritrea, after twenty years hiatus sparked by a border war. The thawing of diplomatic relations between the two countries began in July when Ethiopia’s Prime Minister made a historic visit to Eritrea after he announced that his country had accepted a boundary commission decision to resolve ...

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            Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia sign joint declaration to foster cooperation

            ESAT News (September 6, 2018) A tripartite declaration has been signed in Asmara today by leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia to strengthen economic, security and political cooperation in the Horn of Africa. A statement issued by Eritrea’s Ministry of Information said considering the three countries share common “geography, history, culture and religion as well as vital common interests,” they ...

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              Eritrean delegation in Addis for talks on implementation of peace agreement

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 10, 2018) An Eritrean delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and presidential adviser Yemane Gebreab is in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa for further talks on implementation of a peace deal signed between the two countries after 20 years of state of war. Last month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias ...

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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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                    PM Abiy says Ethiopia wants swift implementation of declaration with Eritrea

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 10, 2018) Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed says his country wants to quickly embark on implementing details of declarations signed with Eritrea on Monday. Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a declaration in the Eritrean capital Asmara at the end of Ahmed’s landmark visit to the Red Sea nation, ending two decades ...

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