The worst of the refugee crises might be over, but migrants seeking a better life are finding new ways to Europe.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed the deal in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah in the presence of Saudi King Salman and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Ethiopia and Eritrea had been at war for 20 years over the location of boundaries between the two countries.
Under Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia has instituted reforms including releasing political prisoners, diluting state control of the economy and making peace with northern neighbour Eritrea after two decades of hostility.
The flight is the latest concrete sign of a thaw between the neighbouring countries which began only six weeks ago.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in neighbouring Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, marking a dramatic thaw in relations after years of stalemate.
"We are one people," says Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, who is in Addis Ababa for a three-day state visit, just a month after a peace deal that ended a 1998-2000 deadly border war between two neighbours.
Ethiopia's new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki sign peace deal officially ending one of Africa's most intractable military stand-offs.
"A brotherly embrace," says Eritrean minister as Ethiopian leader Abiy Ahmed becomes the first head of government to visit Eritrea in a dramatic diplomatic thaw aimed at ending one of Africa's longest-running border disputes.
The thaw between the foes who fought a bitter border war 20 years ago comes after an olive branch was dramatically offered by new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Ethiopia has said it will now accept the terms of a peace deal signed in 2000 that it had up until now not fully accepted. The news came hours after Ethiopia lifted a state of emergency.
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