The visit comes a month after Abiy surprised people by fully accepting a peace deal that ended a two-year border war between the two countries. The meeting sparkled hope for the halt of one of the most difficult African crises.
Saudi-led forces claim to have entered the main compound of the airport in the western Yemeni city of Hudaydah as they press ahead with a military offensive to capture the flashpoint port city in defiance of international warnings.
Sources on the ground told Al-Mayadeen TV on Saturday that the Saudi-led coalition had focused all their efforts on capturing the Hodeidah airport but they have failed to achieve their goal and are retreating on every front.
Forces from a Saudi-led coalition were poised to enter the airport of Yemen’s main port, Hodeidah, on Friday as the Arab alliance prepared to seize the city in the biggest battle of a three-year war.
Saudi Arabia’s air defence shot down a Houthi drone near Abha International Airport in the Asir province, the Arab coalition said on Saturday.