After 20 years, Ethiopia, Eritrea border reopens

12 September 2018

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday. 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. Ethiopian Prime Minister and Eritrean President attended a border opening ceremony in 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.