UN chief to meet Ethiopia's PM on Monday after peace breakthrough with Eritrea

Abiy and Eritrea’s leader Isaias Afkwerki announced on Sunday they would re-open their embassies in each other’s capitals.

Eritrea’s Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed (C) walks with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (L) shaking hands with dignitaries as an Eritrean delegation for peace talks with Ethiopia arrives at the international airport in Addis Ababa on 26 June 2018. Picture: AFP

ADDIS ABABA – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will meet Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday evening in Addis Ababa, UN sources in the Ethiopian capital said, the day after Ethiopia and Eritrea heralded an end to a near 20-year military standoff.

Abiy and Eritrea’s leader Isaias Afkwerki announced on Sunday they would re-open their embassies in each other’s capitals, hailing a stunningly swift rapprochement between bitter regional enemies.