Ethiopian Ship Docks at Port of Massawa After Two Decades

Addis Ababa September 05/2018 Ethiopian commercial ship, which  docked today at the Port of Massawa, is heading to China today after Two Decades. The ship with  brand name “Mekelle” with the length of   166 meters  and 27meters heights, is now crusing to China with 11,000 tons of export commodities from Eritrea. The vessel is sailing from Saudi Arabia to dock at the Red Sea port of Massawa. Ethiopia has 12 Cargo and two container ships and they are named after the seats of the regional states. Ethiopia, which uses 90 percent of its import-export trade through the port of Djibouti, is waiting for the re-opening of two roads connecting Ethiopia and Eritrean Ports to recommence services. In the mean time, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has arrived in Eritrea this morning on a two-day working visit after attending the 7th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing, China. Upon arrival the Premier was welcomed by President Isaias Afeworki of Eretria at Assab Airport. During his stay in Eritrea, Prime Minister Abiy paid a visit to the port cities of Massawa and Assab. Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy offered to make peace with Eritrea after taking office in April as part of a series of reforms that has turned politics on its head in his country and the region. It was learnt that Prime Minister Abiy paid an official visit to Eritrea last July to sign a peace accord to end the 20 years stalemate.  
Ethiopian News Agency