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Ethiopian Airlines commercial flight into Eritrean airspace for the first time in 20 years

Resuming the daily flights from Addis Ababa to Asmara. All this was kickstarted last month when Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki both agreed to cease hostilities, reopen borders and embassies, and promised to resume trade. The move was a marked turn for both countries and was welcomed not just across Africa but all over the world.

People from both sides at Asmara International Airport crying, smiling and lots of hugs for families did not see  or talk to each other for 20 years.

Senait Zaro, reacts as she meets her family for the first time in fifteen years, at Asmara International Airport, who arrived aboard the Ethiopian Airlines ET314 flight in Asmara, Eritrea July 18, 2018.

Adisalem Abu, reacts as he embraces his twin daughters, after meeting them for the first time in eighteen years, at Asmara International Airport after the Ethiopian Airlines ET314 flight arrived in Asmara, Eritrea July 18, 2018.

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