Ethiopian-Eritrean Relations: Reading the Balance Sheet

"The end of the two-year Eritrea-Ethiopia war with the signing of the Algiers Accord was a cause for celebration among the people of the two countries. It brought hope that, with the settlement of the border issue, the relationship between them would once again normalise and take a peaceful path. This would involve the gradual resumption of diplomatic relations, communication, trade and the opening up of the border. For such normalisation to happen, continuous and genuine political dialogue and measures of trust building are essential."