ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said on Monday that the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea was “illustrative of a new wind of hope blowing across Africa”.
Guterres was visiting the Ethiopian capital a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afkwerki declared that a “state of war” since a 1998-2000 conflict had given way peace and vowed to restore diplomatic and trade links. [L8N1U405A]
“The visit by the Ethiopian Prime Minister (to Asmara on Sunday) is an amazing success,” Guterres told reporters in Addis Ababa.
Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Writing by Maggie Fick; Editing by Robin Pomeroy