ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on Tuesday re-opened a border point between their two countries for road transport, in a first since the two neighbours fought a war two decades ago, Eritrea’s Information Minister Yemane Meskel said on Twitter.
“President Isaias Afwerki & Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today officially opened the Debay Sima - Burre border point between z two countries for road transport connectivity. The two leaders will arrive in Asmara shortly & proceed to Serha-Zalambesa connection for a similar ceremony,” he said.
(This story changes day to Tuesday.)
Reporting by George Obulutsa in Nairobi and Aaaron Maasho in Addis Ababa; Editing by Ingrid Melander