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After 20 years, Ethiopia, Eritrea border reopens

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By ITN News Editor September 12, 2018 14:03

After 20 years, Ethiopia, Eritrea border reopens

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years, cementing a stunning reconciliation and giving Addis Ababa a direct route to its former foe’s Red Sea ports.After opening the border, Ethiopian Prime Minister said his countries forces stationed along the countries’ shared border will be moved back to camps to ease tensions further for the first time in two decades.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki attended a border opening ceremony in Zalambessa, an Ethiopian border town.Since signing an agreement in Asmara, Eritrea on July 9 to restore ties, the Eritrean and Ethiopian leaders have moved swiftly to end two decades of hostility which burned on after the 1998-2000 war between the two countries in which 80,000 people died.

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By ITN News Editor September 12, 2018 14:03
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