Ethiopian writer Addisalem Hadigu would like to see his Eritrean spouse and two girls without precedent for a long time.
It comes after the pioneers of the two countries marked a presentation, finishing the "condition of war" which has existed since their armed forces battled for an area in the vicinity of 1999 and 2000.
Street and air connects between the two neighbors are relied upon to revive in the following couple of days, while telephone lines have just been reestablished.
Addisalem disclosed to BBC Tigrinya's Hana Zeratsyon how the contention crushed his marriage and split up his family:
I lost two of my more youthful siblings in the war that killed a huge number of individuals.
It made families, including mine, see each different as foes.
I wedded an Eritrean, Mitslal Abrha Dirar, in 1980, when we were both 20.
In 2002, two years after the finish of the outskirt war, my significant other left me - taking our two little girls with her to Eritrea. I have not seen any of them since.
As an Eritrean subject, my better half had lost her entitlement to fill in as an instructor in Ethiopia. I was stressed that she would be sent back to Eritrea.
In this way, I helped her get an official report from Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expressing that she was hitched to an Ethiopian and could along these lines stay in the nation.