June 26, 2018 / 11:17 AM / a year ago

Ethiopian PM greets Eritrean delegation at Addis Ababa airport ahead of talks

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed greeted a delegation of Eritrean officials at Addis Ababa airport on Tuesday to discuss peace overtures, raising hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable military standoffs.

A Reuters witness saw the arrival in the Ethiopian capital of the first official delegation from Eritrea in two decades.

Reporting by Aaron Maasho; writing by Costas Pitas; editing by John Stonestreet

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