After 20 years of bitter conflict, the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia is officially open for business and merchants are trading freely across the former war zone.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have signed a fresh peace accord in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki is making his first visit to neighbouring Ethiopia since a bitter border war erupted between the two countries in 1998.
Eritrea and Ethiopia have declared an end to their long-standing “state of war”.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki has announced a deligation from the Horn of Africa nation will be sent to Addis Ababa to “gauge current developments” after recent efforts from Ethiopia to establish peace between the two countries.
The Eritrean government has warned the UNited Nations that Ethiopia’s ongoing encroachment into Eritrean land is a threat to security in the Horn of Africa.
China says it is open to the idea of sending peacekeeper troops to the disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki has blamed the US for a border conflict with Ethiopia that killed an estimated 70,000 people between 1998 and 2000.
Djibouti has accused Eritrea of occupying a stretch of disputed territory along their shared border, days after Qatar peacekeeper troops were withdrawn from the site.
Eritrea claims more than 200 Ethiopian troops were killed in the latest border clash between the two countries.