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Vol 39 No 2

Published 23rd January 1998


Ethiopia

Cautious but determined

Economics interrupt the honeymoon with Eritrea but the balancing act goes on

Premier Meles Zenawi maintains his personal friendship with Eritrean President Issayas Aferworki and recently told television viewers that bilateral relations remained 'strong and satisfactory'. Yet he also said 'differences in outlook' could appear within 'a family'. In recent weeks, relations between the two countries have been frayed and there has been tension along the border.

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