Eritrea to Reopen Embassy in Addis Ababa July 13, 2018 Somali News Eritrea to Reopen Embassy in Addis Ababa Addis Ababa, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Eritrea will reopen its embassy in this capital on Sunday as part of the process of normalization of relations between the two countries, official sources reported today. The ceremony will take place during the stay in Addis Ababa of Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, who will make a three-day state visit tomorrow, the first by a leader of the neighboring nation in more than 20 years. According to the Fana Broadcasting report, the trip of the leader of one of the world’s most closed nations comes after the new Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, made a historic visit to Asmara last weekend. As a result, the telephone lines have been restored and flights for Ethiopian Airlines will start next week. Reconciliation processes began when the president of this country announced that he would fully accept the terms of the peace agreement which ended a two-year border war between 1998 and 2000 that caused almost 80,000 deaths. This move, involving the redistribution of disputed border areas, was the boldest of reforms in Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, after years of protests against the authorities.