(AP Photo) The Associated PressBy ELIAS MESERET, Associated PressADDIS 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 thaw with Eritrea quickly led to normalized relations between Eritrea and Djibouti as well as between Eritrea and Somalia. On Friday, Conte will visit Eritrea and discuss bilateral cooperation and "international matters of mutual interest" with longtime President Isaias Afwerki, that country's information minister said. 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 18:51 UTC