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Ethiopia and Eritrea to restore relations

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ASMARA – After nearly twenty years, Ethiopia and Eritrea relations to recover. This is the Ethiopian premier Abiy Ahmed and the Eritrean president Isaia Afewerki on a joint top decided. The countries are rivals, which is virtually on the brink of war stood.

Abiy Ahmed for this diplomatic breakthrough on Sunday to the Eritrean capital Asmara gone.

But they go according to Ahmed and Afewerki, now the borders reopen, inter-office telephone traffic, restore direct flights between the countries and embassies reopen. Moreover, it would be Ethiopia access to the Red Sea via ports in Eritrea, reported the BBC. Ahmed is for this diplomatic breakthrough on Sunday to the Eritrean capital Asmara gone. Last month sent Afewerki a delegation to Addis Ababa.

The relaxation is a result of a turn in Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian regime took his place last month, still behind a peace agreement from 2000, and a border that the Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration, two years later lens. That was, until recently, by Ethiopia is recognized and thus continued the state of war to exist. Fought in the war of 1998 to 2000, which is tens of thousands of human lives cost. That war broke five years after Eritrea had gained independence from Ethiopia.

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