The leaders of former arch rivals, Ethiopia and Eritrea, have opened a common border crossing between their two countries in another move meant to deepen relations between the two Horn of Africa nations.

Ehtiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Afwerki inaugurated the common border crossing situated in the northern Tigray regional state.

The symbolic opening of the border on both sides held in September 2018.

Prior to the thawing of relations between the two countries, they had been locked in a tense situation of “no peace, no war” despite a peace deal signed in 2000 but only boldly embraced by both countries in 2018.

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