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Ethiopia, Eritrea near signing all encompassing agreement

Border trade and two ways inflow of people from and to Ethiopia and Eritrea to be regulated once the two countries sign agreement

Usman Saleh and Worqneh Gebeyehu _ Ethiopia
Left to right : Hirut Kassaw (Ethiopia’s minister for culture and tourism), Osman Saleh (Eritrean Foreign Affairs Minister) and Worqneh Gebyehu, Ethiopia’s Foreign Affair’s Minister
Photo credit : EBC

February 21,2019

Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders will soon sign an all encompassing bilateral agreement, Redwan Hussien, Ethiopian Ambassador to Eritrea unveiled on Thursday.

The agreement covers a range of areas including border trade, port usage, custom, transportation and Immigration affairs, among others.

Once the agreement is signed, a joint commission from both countries will be established regulate the implementation of the agreements.

Ethiopia and Eritrea are working in full force to strengthening cooperation after the twenty years of state of war is ended in July of 2018.

Last week, Eritrean Public Diplomacy Team arrived in Ethiopia and had concerts in four cities: Bahir Dar, Awassa, Adama and Addis Ababa.

The last day for the Public Diplomacy Team was in Addis Ababa where they had a concert at the Millennium Hall.

Eritrean Foreign Affairs Minister, Osman Saleh, and Yemane Gebreab, senior advisor to Eritrean president, joined the Public Diplomacy Team from their country at the Millennium Hall. As well, Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister, Worqneh Gebeyehu, was present.

Ethiopia is sending Public Diplomacy team to Eritrea sometime next month.

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  1. You seem to have missed an important element from his interview. He stated that once the leaders sign the agreement, the legislative organs would have to endorse it before the agreements can be implemented…this what he said

    “After Ethiopia and Eritrea endorsed the agreements by their legislative organs, they would establish a joint commission that supervise the execution of accords in such a way ensuring the mutual benefit of people of the two countries and putting the rapprochement in solid base, Redwan elaborated”
    Redwan Hussien, Ethiopian Ambassador to Eritrea


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