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Ethiopia, Eritrea restore diplomatic relations, phone calls

July 9, 2018 11:44 AM
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Ethiopia, Eritrea restore diplomatic relations, phone calls

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders formally restored relations Monday, ending 20 years of enmity, and citizens from both counties immediately began phoning each other to get back in touch.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, 42, and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, 72, also signed agreements to open embassies in their respective capitals, restore flight services and use port facilities in Eritrea. The signing took place in Eritrea's capital, Asmara, before Abiy flew back to Ethiopi...

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