Ethiopian Airlines to start inaugural flight

According to the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship signed by the Governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia on 9 July in Asmara, the Ethiopian Airlines will start its inaugural flight tomorrow Wednesday, 18 July.

Asmara, 17 July 2018- According to the Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship signed by the Governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia on 9 July in Asmara, the Ethiopian Airlines will start its inaugural flight tomorrow Wednesday, 18 July.

Passengers of the inaugural flight of 18 July will include the former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopian Government officials, investors, businessmen, artists, journalists as well as individuals.

It is to be recalled that, the five points Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship was signed by Presidents Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed during the Prime Minister’s official visit to Eritrea at an invitation of President Isaias.

One of the five items of the agreement is “Transport, trade and communications links between the two countries will resume; diplomatic ties and activities will restart”.

Telecommunications service between the two countries has already reopened starting from July 10.

The Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa that was closed for two decades has been reopened by President Isaisa Afwerki at a ceremony held on 16 July in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

It is to be recalled that President Isaias Afwerki conducted official visit to Ethiopia from 14 to 16 July at an invitation of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia.