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(Agenzia Nova) Ethiopia-Eritrea: Eritrean president Afwerki will visit the Amara Region on Friday

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Wednesday, 07 November 2018

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Ethiopia-Eritrea: Eritrean president Afwerki will visit the Amara Region on Friday

Addis Ababa, 07 Nov 10:30 - (Agenzia Nova)- Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki will be visiting next Friday in the Amara Region, in central-northern Ethiopia, where he will visit the cities of Gondar and Bahir Dar. According to the Ethiopian press, according to which Afwerki will be received by the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the local authorities. The visit comes after a delegation from the Amara Region visited Eritrea last September. The rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea was ratified by the historic declaration of peace signed last July 9 in Asmara and which includes five "pillars": the end of the war between the two countries; the resumption of political, economic, social, cultural and security cooperation; the resumption of commercial, economic and diplomatic relations; the implementation of the Algiers border agreement; the mutual commitment to work for regional peace. As an immediate consequence of the peace agreement, in the weeks that followed the two leaders witnessed the reopening of the embassies in their respective countries after 20 years, while in September the Ethiopian and Eritrean troops began to withdraw from the border crossing of Bure, coinciding with the re-opening of the Serha-Zalambesa road link. (continued) (Res)

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