Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Eritrea delegation arrives in Ethiopia ahead of landmark talks

(June 26, (Al Jazeera))--A high-level Eritrean delegation led by foreign minister Osman Saleh arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa for talks on ending the decades-long conflict between the two countries.

Eritrea's foreign minister (R) is welcomed by Ethiopia's prime minister (L) in Addis Ababa [Mulugeta Ayene/AP]
The delegation - which was received by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday - also included Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki's right-hand man Yemane Gebreab.

It is the first time in more than two decades that a top-level delegation from Asmara visits Ethiopia. The visit comes a week after President Afwerki said the East African country would dispatch a delegation to Addis Ababa to "gauge current development" in the region.

"We will send a delegation to [Addis Ababa] to gauge current developments directly and in depth as well as to chart out a plan for continuous future action," he said. Read more from Al Jazeera English »

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