Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed has thanked his Eritrean counterpart, President Isaias Afwerki for his positive response to a peace and reconciliation overture.
The 41 year old leader also expressed his readiness to welcome the Eritrean delegation to Addis, according to Fitsum Arega, Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister office.
HE PM Dr Abiy Ahmed thanked & congratulated President Isayas Afworki for the positive response to Ethiopia’s #peace and reconciliation overture. He also expressed his readiness to welcome warmly and with considerable goodwill the Eritrean delegation to Addis. #Eritrea #Ethiopia
— Fitsum Arega (@fitsumaregaa) June 20, 2018
Abiy’s message, which was recorded his message in Tigrigna, one of the languages spoken in Eritrea, will be aired on state television.
Update: In a televised statement aired on Etv, PM #AbiyAhmed directly addressed President Isaias Afewerki in Tigrigna. He also recognized that today was Martyrs Day in Eritrea and that he took the president's decision as a "great news in a great day." #Ethiopia–#Eritrea pic.twitter.com/CtqhsF6aqM
— Addis Standard (@addisstandard) June 20, 2018