Ethiopia has appointed its first ambassador to Eritrea in two decades.

Redwan Hussein, a former ambassador to Ireland and communication minister, had become Addis Ababa's representative in Asmara, Ethiopia's state-linked Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported on its website.

It is another stage in the rapidly improving relations between the two neighbours after fighting a border war.

On Wednesday, commercial flights between the two nations resumed.

On 9 July, the Ethiopian and Eritrean leaders, Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afwerki respectively, signed a declaration ending the "state of war".