Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, foreground left is welcomed by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed upon his arrival at Addis Ababa International Airport, Ethiopia. To dancing and cheers, Eritrea's longtime president arrived in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years on Saturday amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals. Image Credit: AP

Addis Ababa: Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived in Ethiopia on Saturday on a historic visit to cement peace less than a week after the two nations declared an end to a two-decade conflict, an AFP reporter said.

Afwerki was greeted by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmad as a brass band played before inspecting a guard of honour on the start of the three-day visit.