Asmara and Addis Ababa have been in a situation of 'no peace, no war' for almost two decades, although there were several calls for dialogue that never gave the expected results, analysts said.
Yemane Kidane, a former member of the central committee of the Tigray People's Liberation Front, one of the four parties that make up the ruling coalition, said the challenges posed by the group are good and will move the status quo one step ahead.
'The inhabitants of the respective nations aspire to have a peaceful relationship established in the spirit of brotherhood; it is necessary to achieve that the supporters of detente give up and clear the way for understanding, "said Kidane.
In his opinion, the current movements will influence the Eritreans, to pressure the authorities to participate in a round table.
For his part, Abebe Aynete, principal investigator of the Institute of Strategic Studies of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, said that before there were few actions like this, more sustainable and better organized.
The other promising prospect is, according to Abebe, the top-down approach of the new Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who pledged to do everything in his power to resolve the disputes with Eritrea.
'These peoples are linked historically, geographically, economically, culturally and religiously and beyond that, they are also tied in blood; No matter how the policy tries to erect a wall, they will never be able to separate them, "said Gebru Tareke, professor of history.
For the experts, it is only necessary to wait for the evolution and the impact of the ongoing initiatives, on the basis that the citizens of the two countries, for the most part, are anxiously awaiting the return to normality and lasting friendship.
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