Key Note Address by President Isaias Afwerki
at the 7th Congress of the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW)
Asmara, 27 March 2017
Distinguished Participants of this Congress,
Honourable Invited Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Allow me first to express, at this auspicious moment, my warmest congratulations to all members of the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW).
This Congress is taking place, if only by happenstance, at a time when Eritrea has just celebrated the 25th anniversary of its (post-independence) nation building journey. As such, and even as we pay tribute to the long and proud history of struggle of Eritrean workers, it is imperative and timely to ask what the NCEW has achieved in this past quarter of a century. Where does the NCEW want to go and how will it proceed in the years ahead? Read more
Senior Delegation on Working Visit to Egypt
Asmara, 20 March 2017- A senior Eritrean delegation comprising Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab is on a four day official working visit to Egypt.
The Eritrean delegation met the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Mr. Sameh Shukri and discussed on strengthening the existing bilateral ties and particularly in economic, social as well as cultural spheres. Read more
Statement of the Delegation of the State of Eritrea
to the 34th Session of the UNHRC in Response to the Oral Update of the Special Rapporteur.
My delegation does not wish to waste the time of this august body to indulge in acrimonious exchanges with the Special Rapporteur. The selective bias inherent in the so-called testimonies that she brandishes; the lack of professionalism in her overall approach; the political bias and agenda that have marred her recycled reports are these days too well known and acknowledged by a growing number of governments and neutral bodies. In this respect, we see no dividend in dwelling on her statement.
Last year alone, over 112,000 Eritreans in the Diaspora visited their homeland as part and parcel of their routine vacations and also to celebrate the country’s 25th Independence Anniversary. Read more
5th General Assembly of OSMA concludes
Asmara, 13 March 2017- The 5th General Assembly of Organization of Military Sports in Africa (OSMA) which was officially opened on 11 March at Hotel Asmara Palace, here in Asmara concluded today 13 March.
In the congress which the chairman of OSMA, over 50 high ranking military officials from over 22 African countries have participated, Col. Kabre David has been elected as the president of the organization while 18 African countries including Eritrea become members of the organization’s executive board.
General Flipos Weldeyohannes, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces, gave closing remarks expressing conviction that fruitful outcome that could promote military sports in Africa has been achieved during the course of the congress. General Plipos further noted that the congress has been a platform in which Eritrea’s experience in military sports was shared with the participants while it also reflected the country’s true image. Read more