Asmara (HAN) January 1st 2019. Geeska Afrika Online 2018: PEACEMAKERS & STATESMEN in the Horn of Africa, President Afwerki and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali of Ethiopia. Phone lines and Arline travellers between the countries opened for the first time in two decade. The Historic trip comes just five days after Mr Abiy left Eritrea as part of a dizzying peace process aimed at ending decades of animosity and conflict that began when the Ethiopian premier agreed to abide by a UN-backed border ruling and hand disputed territories back to Eritrea.

“The Eritrean Presidents visit cemented further momentum to the joint march for peace and cooperation set in motion by both leaders in the Horn of Africa,” Eritrean Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel told by phone Geeska Afrika Online”

Born Leaders:  To dancing and cheers, Eritrea’s longtime president arrived in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw 

Geeska Afrika Online Editorial Board for Public Diplomacy and Regional security: When you think of Person of the Year, you think of these men — Martin Luther King, George C. Marshall and Gandhi — men whose courage and leadership had a profound impact and shaped the world for the better.

“This is a historic day for all of us,” President Isaias Afwerki said. “Anyone who thinks the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia are separated is considered as naïve from now on.”

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