Long-term foes Ethiopia and Eritrea promise peace, ports and friendship

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed to resume flights, open embassies and develop ports together on Monday, the most concrete signs of a rapprochement that has swept away two decades of hostility in a matter of weeks. The announcements came a day after Ethiopia's new reformist Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, flew to neighboring Eritrea, and embraced its veteran President Isaias Afwerki on the runway. Isaias and Abiy signed a "joint declaration of peace and friendship" on Monday, Eritrea's information minister said.

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