Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki flew to neighbouring Addis Ababa Saturday in reciprocation to a recent visit by his Ethiopian counterpart.
For Afwerki, the past twenty years have been dedicated to war against neighbouring Ethiopia. But this state of war is no more.
He will be in Addis Ababa for three days as part of an unprecedented softening of tensions between the two countries.
This newfound friendship was triggered when Prime Minister Abiy reached out to the Eritrean president back in April and agreed to abide by the UN ruling on the disputed territories that have been the cause of this 20-year conflict.
An agreement signed in Asmara by the two Horn of Africa nations on Monday formally ended a conflict that has been ongoing for more than two decades.