Date: Friday, 09 November 2018
The three leaders, who will be discussing the tripartite agreement for economic integration of the Horn of Africa, signed in the Eritrean capital last September, started off by meeting university students in the Gondar region.
Ethiopia, which is a landlocked country is keen to create a meaningful economic unionwith its neighbours, to satisfy its need for access to the sea, among other needs.
The country currently has port deals with Djibouti, Sudan, Kenya and recently, Eritrea.
It is not yet clear why the leader of Djibouti, which handles up to 95% of inbound trade for landlocked Ethiopia, is not part of the meeting in Gondor.ALSO READ: Untimely, unwise, Ethiopian activist jumps the gun on Afwerki’s visit