After Peace, Ethiopia and Eritrea Now Focus On Development

Both countries say they must make up for lost time - and with the peace pact, landlocked Ethiopia can now use, tax-free, the Red Sea ports in Assab, in the south of Eritrea, and in Massawa in the north. Ethiopia currently spends over $1.5 billion annually for the use of Djibouti ports. Eritrean industries, on the other hand, will gain access to Ethiopia's 100 million consumers.



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