Ethiopia welcomes 1st delegation from Eritrea in 20 years

Ethiopia welcomes 1st delegation from Eritrea in 20 years

It is the first time in more than two decades that a delegation from Asmara visits the Ethiopian capital.
Both  countries fought a bloody border war in 1998 that left more than 120,000 people dead, over 100,000 deported and hundreds of thousands displaced from both-sides. Ethiopia deported 70,000 Eritreans without warning or any notice to sell his or her home, business or any belonging.

Ethiopia’s prime minister said his country is ready to open a new chapter in their relations with long-time foe Eritrea following a high-level meeting with a delegation from Asmara. Abiy Ahmed received on Tuesday a delegation led by Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and President Isaias Afwerki’s right-hand man, Yemane Gebreab (Monkey).
“Our desire is to love rather than hate. What we miss is to hug our brothers in Asmara. If we are in love then the other things are minor. And if we do that, we might not need a border. Our neighborliness is sharing things and drinking coffee together,” Prime Minister Ahmed said on Tuesday night during a state dinner he hosted for the delegation.

Leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea to Meet Soon in Eritrea

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea will meet soon, Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry said, the latest sign of thawing relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia will be good starting for both sides but it might not mean much for the Eritrean people.

  • Indefinite National Service
  • More than 80% Unemployment Rate
  • No Constitution
  • Eritreans restricted to leave out of Eritrea
  • Bank Account Limited to 5,000 nakfa per month that is about $333USD.

Lack of Jobs in Eritrea, Eritreans continued to seek other countries illegally  by Sea and other ways to have better life and help families.


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