Leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea meet in Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace - in pictures
Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afwerki received a warm welcome when the former rivals met in UAE's capital on Tuesday
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed presents the Order of Zayed to Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed, left, and Isaias Afwerki during a reception at the Presidential Palace. All photos Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi
The African leaders hold a meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi.
The former rivals re-established diplomatic relations earlier in July.
The UAE Honour Guard stands to attention during the reception.
Eritrea and Ethiopia had previously signed a declaration of peace and friendship
The thaw was welcomed across the world from the United Nations to the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed presents the Order of Zayed to Eritrea's Isaias Afwerki.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed presents a Zayed Medal to Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, said the move represents great political wisdom
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed presents the Order of Zayed to the African leaders.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bids farewell to Abiy Ahmed , centre, and Isaias Afwerki.
Years of conflict seemed to be at an end when Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, welcomed the leaders of two formerly warring states at the Presidential Palace.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki were honoured with the Order of Zayed when the meeting happened on Tuesday.
Ethiopia and Eritrea leaders given UAE's highest honour as they meet for landmark talks in Abu Dhabi
Updated: July 24, 2018 04:18 PM