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The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, president of Eritrea, hugs at the airport before the peace talks in Asmara: Ethiopian television



LONDON (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Asmara for peace talks on Sunday, embracing Eritrea's president, Isaias Afwerki, before leaving for a meeting at the city's presidential palace, reported Ethiopian state television.

The flags of Ethiopia and Eritrea flutter during the welcome ceremony of Eritrea Minister of Foreign Affairs Osman Saleh and his delegation at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June 26, 2018. REUTERS / Tiksa Negeri

The couple did not go to the media at the airport, where Eritrean women danced and hugged Abiy, images of the station were shown.

Before the arrival of Abiy, the Eritrean Information Minister, Yemane Gebrmeskel, wrote on Twitter: "This historic official visit, and the summit that will take place … is the first of its kind in twenty years. a new era of peace and cooperation. "

Information from Maggie Fick; edition of John Stonestreet

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