Asmara, 08 July 2018- Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Ethiopia arrives in Asmara today in the morning hours for an official visit at an invitation of President Isaias Afewerki.
Upon arrival at the Asmara International Airport, Dr. Abiy was accorded warm welcome by President Isaias Afwerki and Government and PFDJ higher officials.
The historic visit of the Ethiopian Prime Minister and the meeting of the two leaders is the first of its kind in 20 years and is expected to herald a new chapter of peace and cooperation. Thousands of Asmara residents and its environs flocked to the streets of Asmara carrying placards to accord warm welcome to the Ethiopian delegation.
The senior Ethiopian delegation comprises Dr. Werkneh Gebeyehu, Foreign Minister, Ms. Mufteriat Kamil, Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representatives, Ms. Keria Ibrahim, Speaker of the Ethiopian House of Federation and Mr. Haj Seyum, President of Afar Regional State.
President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also held extensive discussion at the State House focusing on diplomatic, political and economic issues of interest to the two countries.