Ethiopia PM Desalegn Willing to Talk to Eritrea President

In an exclusive interview, Al Jazeera is reporting that Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn, has said that he is willing to hold talks with neighboring Eritrea, with whom Addis Ababa fought a border war that ended in 2000. If the meeting takes place, it will be the first time a leader in Addis Ababa has held talks with Issaias Afeworki, the Eritrean president, since the end of the conflict which left at least 70,000 people dead. The two countries remain at odds over the flashpoint town of Badme, awarded to Eritrea by a UN-backed boundary commission, but still controlled by Ethiopia.

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