Italian Prime Minister In Horn Of Africa To Discuss Peace
Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has arrived in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, at the start of a visit to the Horn of Africa, which will also take in neighbouring Eritrea.
Mr Conte is visiting the two countries to offer support to help cement the peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which ended decades of tension over the exact location of the border.
Italy’s prime minister is also expected to discuss economic issues with his Ethiopian counterpart, Abiy Ahmed.
Italy is particularly concerned with the number of migrants from the Horn of Africa who try to make it across the Mediterranean Sea.
The country, under the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini, occupied Ethiopia for a brief period in the 1930s. But Italy has repaired ties since then and the two countries now have strong relations