Eritrea Reopens Embassy in Ethiopia
Eritrea reopened its embassy in Ethiopia on Monday.
The official reopening came a week after the two sides declared an end to 20 years of a military stalemate. The countries fought a border war in which tens of thousands of people died.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki attended the event Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital. Abiy officially gave the keys to the embassy to Afwerki. The embassy's reopening marked the end of the Eritrean leader's three-day visit to Ethiopia.
On Sunday, Abiy and Isaias attended a concert in Addis Ababa. The show was organized to celebrate a peace agreement between their countries.
Thousands of people cheered as the two leaders put their arms around the other as a sign of friendship.
"Hate, discrimination, and conspiracy is now over," Afwerki told Ethiopians. "We are ready to move forward with you as one. No one can steal the love we have regained now."
"When we say we have reconciled, we mean we have chosen a path of forgiveness and love," Abiy said.
Abiy took office in April. He is Ethiopia's first leader from the Oromo ethnic group. The Oromos have led three years of anti-government protests that left hundreds dead.
On Saturday, thousands of people stood along the streets of Addis Ababa, some waving Eritrean flags, to celebrate the visit.
Last week, Abiy traveled to Asmara, Eritrea's capital, where the two leaders signed the agreement ending the state of war.
In addition to reopening their embassies, the two sides agreed to build ports and restart flights between their countries. They also agreed to permit the reuniting of families that have been divided by the conflict.
Under the peace agreement, Ethiopia will surrender disputed border areas to Eritrea.
Eritrea was part of Ethiopia until it broke away. It declared independence in 1993.
Eritrea has long been a target of international sanctions. The United Nations Security Council approved the measures because of the country's suspected support of extremists.
The Eritrean government also has been accused of human rights violations.
Thousands of Eritreans have fled the country to escape poverty and avoid required military service.
Leaders of both Ethiopia and Eritrea hope the peace deal will lead to more economic development.
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1.human rights 人权
In the treaty both sides pledge to respect human rights.
2.border areas 边境地区
Enemy troops raided our border areas.
3.peace agreement 和平协议
Leaders of some rival factions signed a peace agreement last week.
4.move forward 向前移动；向前发展
We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.
5.Eritrea was part of Ethiopia until it broke away.
broke away 脱离；放弃
I broke away from him and rushed out into the hall
The group broke away from the Labour Party in 1932.
6.Abiy took office in April. He is Ethiopia's first leader from the Oromo ethnic group.
took office 就任；上台
By the time I took office, the war in Afghanistan had entered its seventh year.
My aim when I took office was to make sure our resources were used responsibly and effectively.
周一，埃塞俄比亚总理阿比·艾哈迈德（Abiy Ahmed）与厄立特里亚总统伊萨亚斯·阿费沃尔基（Isaias Afwerki）在埃塞俄比亚首都亚的斯亚贝巴出席了开馆仪式。阿比正式将使馆的钥匙交予阿费沃尔基 。大使馆的重新开设标志着厄立特里亚领导人对埃塞俄比亚为期三天的访问告一段落 。
阿费沃尔基向埃塞俄比亚人喊话，“仇恨、歧视和阴谋如今已经终结”。“我们已经准备好与你们共进退 。没有人能够窃取我们失而复得的友谊 。”
阿比于4月份上任。他是埃塞俄比亚首位来自奥罗莫族的领导人 。奥罗莫人领导了3年的反政府抗议活动，造成数百人丧生 。