Ethiopian Prime Minister Makes a Surprise Visit to Eritrea
September 5, 2018 - Making unannounced visit, Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed arrived in Asmara yesterday after quick visits to port cities of Assab and Massawa.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister visited both port cities of Eritrea, as well as the road connecting Assab to the Ethiopian border.
The current visit to Eritrea by the Ethiopian Prime Minister was not announced to the public in advance.
The event also marked the first ever docking in some twenty years of Ethiopian ship named Mekelle at the port city of Massawa.
The Ethiopian Premier is said to be happy with ongoing preparatory work by the Eritrean government to enhance port infrastructure, according to Yemane Gebremeskel, Eritrea’s Information Minister.
“Progress in this component augurs well for efforts of both sides to ensure full implementation of all five pillars of the agreement,” he said, according to FBC report.