Eritrean President to visit to Djibouti

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki will be paying a visit to Djibouti after the neighboring countries agreed to normalize ties a decade over a border dispute led to brief military clash.

Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, Djibouti’s Foreign Minister told Anadolu that high level delegation led by President Isaias Afeworki will visit to Djibouti.

Youssouf did not mention the exact date of Afeworki’s arrival.

He added that the Djibouti and Eritrean leaders would discuss on wide range of issues including the bilateral relations

In Sep 7, 2018, Djibouti on Thursday hailed a new era in its relations with rival Eritrea, whose foreign minister paid a surprise visit to the country as part of a regional bid to soothe tensions between the neighbours.

The two small Horn of Africa nations have been at loggerheads for decades over the disputed border region of Doumeira, and clashes erupted in 2008. Qatar brokered a peace deal in 2010 but relations have remained strained.

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