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Messages of congratulations
Posted on Monday May 22, 2017

The leaders of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Cuba sent messages of congratulations to the people and Government of Eritrea in connection with the 26th Independence Day anniversary.

 

Asmara, 22 May 2017- The leaders of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Cuba sent messages of congratulations to the people and Government of Eritrea in connection with the 26th Independence Day anniversary.

In a brotherly message he conveyed in the name of the people and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz wished good health to President Isaias Afwerki as well as peace and prosperity to the people of Eritrea.

In the same vein, Muhammad bin Nayef Bin  Abdulaziz,  Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior as well as Muhammad bin Salman Al-Saud, Deputy Crown Prince, Chief of the Royal Court as well as Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense sent messages of congratulations to the people and the Government of Eritrea.

Likewise, Mr. Raul Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, sent message of congratulations and best wish from the people and the Government of Cuba in connection with the 26th Independence Day anniversary.”

NUEW organizes photo exhibition
Posted on Monday May 22, 2017

The National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) organized a photo exhibition in connection with the 26th Independence Day anniversary.

 

Asmara, 22 May 2017- The National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) organized a photo exhibition in connection with the 26th Independence Day anniversary.

The photo exhibition was officially opened by Mr. Semere Russom, Minister of Education. Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Fozia Hashim, Minister of Justice and Ms. Askalu Menkorios and other invited guests were present during the opening ceremony.

The photo exhibition featured art products depicting the over all participation and development of women before and after independence as well as the effort being exerted to realize gender equality.

Ms. Winta Gebrai, member of the Research and Information at the union, said that the NUEW is working towards realization of women’s active participation in all sectors of development and that the photo exhibition is aimed at presenting few art products of women.

Workshop on land degradation
Posted on Monday May 22, 2017

A workshop on redressing land degradation was held from 19 to 20 May here in Asmara at national level.

Asmara, 22 May 2017- A workshop on redressing land degradation was held from 19 to 20 May here in Asmara at national level.

At the workshop in which representatives from different ministries and agricultural experts took part extensive discussion was conducted in regards identifying the main causes for land degradation and mechanism for redressing it as well as saving the eco-system and strengthening the water and soil conservation programs.

Indicating that daily lives and development of people are directly connected with land, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture, called on judicious use of land taking into consideration future generations.

Minister Arefaine said that land degradation has become one of the main challenges for ensuring food and water security as well as environmental protection and expressed that Eritrea’s is playing due role in the global efforts to redress the environment.

The Minster further pointed out that the post independence water and soil conservation programs are part of the efforts to remedy land degradation in the country.

Mr. Hirui Asgedom, G.D. of Agricultural Extension, on his part indicated that 70% of the Eritrean people depend from agriculture and that due to land degradation crops production has been reduced and is negatively affecting farmers.

Independence Day celebrations underway
Posted on Monday May 22, 2017

The 26th Independence Day anniversary celebrations are being held in a colorful manner under the theme “Laying Pillars for Vibrant Development”.

 

Asmara, 22 May 2017- The 26th Independence Day anniversary celebrations are being held in a colorful manner under the theme “Laying Pillars for Vibrant Development”.

The celebrations that kicked off on May 19th in streets of Asmara and cinema halls depicted the long armed struggle for independence and the immense sacrifices the Eritrean people paid for and thus creating a solid profound foundation for transferring the vibrant history to the young generation.

A Japanese Cultural Troupe staged cultural performances that portray the culture and identity of the Japanese and Eritrean people thus adding color to the event.

Participants of this year’s Independence Day anniversary celebrations said that the ongoing celebrations play a pivotal role in strengthening the unity and harmony of the Eritrean people.

A United Arab Emirate national who arrived in Eritrea traveling from different African countries on a motor cycle expressed delight for arriving in Eritrea at a time when the Eritrean people are celebrating the 26thIndependence Day anniversary. He also expressed gratitude for the hospitality accorded to him by the Eritrean people.

Local Media conduct interview with President Isias Afwerki
Posted on Sunday May 21, 2017

Eri-Tv and Dimtsi Hafash Radio conducted a two-hour live interview with President Isaias Afwerki yesterday on the occasion of the 26th Anniversary of Independence Day.

 

Asmara, 21 May 2017-  Eri-Tv and Dimtsi Hafash Radio conducted a two-hour live interview with President Isaias Afwerki yesterday on the occasion of the 26th Anniversary of Independence Day.

President Isaias highlighted the warm ties between Eritrea and Egypt; the hollow rhetoric by the Ethiopian regime on the so-called “new policy towards Eritrea”; the implementation and progress of agricultural development programs; affordable housing challenges and the spike in rents, speculative trading practices as well as the imperative of ensuring involvement of Eritreans in the Diaspora on national development programmes.

In regard to the growing ties between Eritrea and Egypt, President Isaias indicated that the bilateral relationship between the two countries has tremendously grown in a short period of time and that this will have significant dividends to the promotion of peace and stability in the region.

President Isaias further stated that Eritrea is pursuing a policy of strategic engagement in the region to ensure stable and healthy neighborhood for the benefit of mutual interest and that the relation between Eritrea and Egypt emanates from that noble vision. He also said that the claim by the Ethiopian regime that the relation between Eritrea and Egypt is targeting the “millennium dam” is unfounded and stems from an unhealthy mind set.

In responding to the underlying motive and objective of   Ethiopia’s recent pronouncements of  a  “new policy towards Eritrea”, President Isaias explained in greater detail the strategic mistakes committed by the TPLF regime in the past two decades with costly ramifications to the peoples of Eritrea and Ethiopia as well as the whole Horn of Africa region.  President Isaias noted that the regime’s hollow pronouncements are largely meant to deflect attention from the quagmire of its own making. He also pointed out that the pointless propaganda will not derail Eritrea from its cherished path of building a prosperous and secure nation.

On domestic issues, President Isaias described in detail GOE programmes of building the water infrastructure, plans laid down to ensure provision of requisite equipment for irrigation and the development of agro-industry, regulatory measures envisioned to curb speculative price hikes in the retail sector, government plans for housing as well as the role of the Eritrean Diaspora in investment in the home country, provision of expert services and advocacy work in their places of residence.