Ethiopia reopens embassy in Eritrea amid thaw in ties
Leaders from both countries attend ceremony in Asmara as two nations re-establish diplomatic links.
Ethiopia and Eritrea have moved swiftly to sweep away two decades of hostility [Mulugeta Ayene/AP Photo]
Ethiopia has reopened its embassy in Eritrea after a 20-year hiatus, in a further sign of improving relations between the neighbours who signed a peace accord earlier this year.
A brief reopening ceremony in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, on Thursday was attended by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki and senior officials of both countries, according to state-affiliated Ethiopian Fana Broadcasting.
Redwan Hussein was named the new Ethiopian ambassador.
Since signing an agreement in Asmara to restore ties on July 9, leaders from both countries have moved swiftly to sweep away two decades of hostility that followed the conflict in 1998.