(AP Photo)ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) Italy's prime minister on Thursday praised Ethiopia as a "pillar of stability" in the Horn of Africa region as he visited to support the country's surprising new peace with neighboring Eritrea. On Friday he will visit Eritrea for talks with its longtime leader. The 42-year-old prime minister, a former soldier, once again startled observers by dropping to the floor and joining the red-bereted soldiers in a round of push-ups, defusing the tensions. The thaw with Eritrea quickly led to normalized relations between Eritrea and Djibouti as well as between Eritrea and Somalia. It is not yet clear how peace with Ethiopia and the recent opening of border posts might affect that.
Source: Ethiopian News October 11, 2018 14:03 UTC