On May 1, 2016, the national Labor Day festivities saw a surprising political movement.
At the Uhuru Park grounds where specialists walked past the platform, Ethiopian minister to Kenya Dina Mufti sat by his Eritrean partner Beyene Russom on the front column. They were among the visitors welcomed by Central Organization of Trade Unions (Cotu) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli.
On some other day, they would have quite recently sat, gazed far from each other. Be that as it may, on this day, as Mr Atwoli attacked bosses for declining to grant a compensation rise, the two representatives traded light minutes and after the occasion, they proceeded with their talk.
"The two countries have a profoundly interwoven history. They have family associations, they talk one dialect and offer other social practices," Mr Hallelujah Lulie, an Ethiopian political examiner of the Horn of Africa told the Nation.
Until the point that last end of the week, Ethiopia and Eritrea were formally still at war having battled about the outskirt in a contention that slaughtered a huge number of individuals. Eritreans were known to escape their nation by whatever methods: while on obligation at worldwide competitions, as illicit outsiders or through rebellions.