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

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

FILE: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends the 32nd Extraordinary Summit of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Addis Ababa on 21 June 2018. Picture: AFP.

ADDIS ABABA - 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.