'We need to consolidate the agreements adopted. We have a clear vision of our problems and we will discuss them in a concrete way. The reality is new, but it is the best possible, "said Afwerki.
"The agenda of confrontation that isolated our nation from the rest of the world, concluded. He never succeeded. "
Neighboring states were bitter enemies for almost two decades, after the outbreak of a border war that left some 80,000 people dead.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed extended an olive branch in April, shortly after his appointment, as part of a package of reforms that influenced the political landscape in the Horn of Africa.
Since then, both territories restored relations and even opened the border crossings.
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