President Isayas Afewerki was in Italy last week, during which he met Italian Foreign Minister Lambero Dini for talks on the border war with Ethiopia. According to an Italian government statement, the Eritrean president emphasised the important role played by Italy and the European Union in the search for a peaceful solution to the conflict. Dini urged both sides to the conflict not to resume fighting, noting that the return
of peace would enable bilateral cooperation with Italy to resume and reactivate the flow of private investment in Eritrea.
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