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President Isaias Afwerki's Speech at Dinner hosted in Honour of President Salva Kiir and his delegation
Posted on Sunday August 19, 2018

Your Excellency General Salva Kiir Mayardit
President of the Republic of South Sudan,

Distinguished Members of the Delegation,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Your Excellency General Salva Kiir Mayardit
President of the Republic of South Sudan,

Distinguished Members of the Delegation,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Allow me to take this occasion to welcome – again - Your Excellency and your distinguished delegation to this country on behalf of the people and Government of Eritrea.

The bond between the peoples of South Sudan and Eritrea is distinct from other normative or ordinary ties.  This special bond was indeed nurtured through vigorous solidarity in a common struggle for justice and liberation; a colossal task that had exacted precious sacrifices of heroes and heroines. 

The government and people of Eritrea are proud for their participation in this endeavour in a gesture of brotherly solidarity.

Mr. President,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

The struggle for justice and liberation is inherently onerous.  But, the struggle, challenges and trajectory of nation building are much heavier.

The people of South Sudan have asserted their liberation through precious sacrifices.    But due to external subversion and internal discord, they were embroiled in a relentless spiral of strife and crisis soon after independence as they embarked on the heavy task of nation building.  This is extremely distressing.  As it happens, the mission of liberation has yet to be fulfilled. 

The people of Eritrea will stand, as ever, on the side of, and in solidarity with, the people of South Sudan until and beyond the achievement of the mission of liberation.   

I wish success to the domestic efforts that are being conducted under the leadership of the SPLM and Your Excellency to overcome the numerous challenges that the country is facing.  In this respect, I urge the people of South Sudan to nurture and consolidate ties of friendship and cooperation with all the peoples of the Horn of Africa in general and with the people of the Sudan in particular.

For our part, we shall continue to shoulder our responsibilities to strengthen our joint efforts and cooperation programmes – modest as they are – in various matters and sectors.

Let me again wish you, Mr. President, success in your current visit and enduring peace and prosperity to the people of South Sudan.

I thank you

President Salva Kiir arrives in Asmara
Posted on Saturday August 18, 2018

The President of the Republic of South Sudan, General Salva Kiir Mayardit arrived in Asmara in the morning hours of today, 18 August, for an official visit at an invitation of President Isaias Afwerki.

Asmara, 18 August 2018- The President of the Republic of South Sudan, General Salva Kiir Mayardit arrived in Asmara in the morning hours of today, 18 August, for an official visit at an invitation of President Isaias Afwerki.

Upon arrival at the Asmara International Airport, President Salva Kiir was accorded warm welcome by President Isaias Afwerki and senior Government and PFDJ officials.

President Salva Kiir is accompanied by Foreign Minister Nyala Deng Nyala and Minister at the President’s Office Mr. Mike A. Beng.

In the afternoon hours, President Isaias Afweki and President Salva Kiir held talks at the State Palace focusing on development of bilateral relation, the current situation in South Sudan and the peace prospect as well as regional issues of interest to the two countries.

During his stay in Eritrea, President Salva Kiir will visit developmental sites.

President Isaias also hosted state dinner in honor of President Salva Kiir and his delegation.

Japanese Delegation Holds Meeting with Eritrean Officials
Posted on Saturday August 18, 2018

Japanese delegation headed by State Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, Mr. Shinsuke Okuno, paid a two-day visit to Eritrea.

Asmara, 18 July 2018 - Japanese delegation headed by State Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, Mr. Shinsuke Okuno, paid a two-day visit to Eritrea.

The delegation met and held talks with Mr. Yemane Gebremeskel, Minister of Information, Executive Director of Higher Education, Dr. Haile Mihtsun and Commissioner of Culture and Sports, Ambassador Zemede Tekle, on potential cooperation grounds between the two countries in Information and  Communication Technology.

They also discussed on the 7th Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD) to be held in 2019 in Tokyo and the Osaka Expo that will be organized in 2025 in Japan.

President Isaias Afwerki had received and held talks with Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Masahisa Sato on 6 August.

ARS and ADFM sign reconciliation agreement
Posted on Thursday August 16, 2018

The Amhara Regional State and Amhara Democratic Forces Movement  have signed reconciliation agreement today 16 August in Asmara.

Asmara, 16 August 2018- The Amhara Regional State and Amhara Democratic Forces Movement  have signed reconciliation agreement today 16 August in Asmara.

According to the agreement the Amhara Democratic Forces Movement  will conduct its political activities in Ethiopia through peaceful means.

At a press conference Mr. Neguse Tilahun, Head of Communications of the Amhara Regional State said that extensive discussion has been made with the Amhara Democratic Forces Movement  on the implementation of the agreement, and that they have agreed to work for the benefit of the Amhara people in particular and that of the Ethiopian people in general.

Mr. Neguse also expressed appreciation to the effort the Eritrean Government demonstrated in the success of the agreement.

The Chairman of the Amhara Democratic Forces Movement , Mr. Teferi Kassahun on his part indicated that the movement has been struggling for the change that is currently prevailing in Ethiopia.

Milan: Rally in support of Eritrea and Ethiopia peace deal
Posted on Thursday August 16, 2018

Eritreans and Ethiopians in Milan and its environs have jointly expressed support for the peace and friendship agreement signed by Eritrea and Ethiopia.