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Seminar on role of youth on national development drive
Posted on Monday April 24, 2017

The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEW) branch in the Central region conducted a seminar aimed at raising the awareness and organizational capacity of the youth.

Asmara, 24 April 2017- The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEW) branch in the Central region conducted a seminar aimed at raising the awareness and organizational capacity of the youth.

Ms. Alem Berhe, NUEW's board member, said that the primary objective of the union is to ensure gender equality in all sectors and that commendable achievement has been registered owing to the concerted efforts being exerted towards that end.

Ms. Solomie Ghebreslasie,  head of political and organizational affairs in the NUEW and Ms. Rahel Amine, head of  NUEW's branch in the Central region, pointed out that the union has been making due contribution in the eradication of harmful practices that have been causing dire consequences in women's reproductive health.

The organizers of the seminar called on female students to strengthen participation and commitment in the efforts being made in the eradication of harmful practice and particularly that of underage marriage.

Likewise, a seminar on the role of youth on the national development drive was conducted in Assab city in which youth workers from various institutions as well as junior and secondary school students took part.

Mr. Adem Ali, PFDJ secretary in the Southern Red Sea region, pointed out on the significance of strong organizational capacity at various levels in the success of the overall national development drive and called on the youth to equip themselves with different skills and cope up with new technology for better future.

The participants of the seminar on their part urged for the sustainability of such seminars dealing with youth issues.

Water supply project
Posted on Monday April 24, 2017

Solar powered water supply project has been implemented in Deret administrative area, Akordet sub-zone.

Barentu, 24 April 2017- Solar powered water supply project has been implemented in Deret administrative area, Akordet sub-zone.

The residents of the area said that the regrouping of villages in new settlement areas have enabled them become beneficiaries of various social services such as education and healthcare as well as provision of potable water.

According to the residents the elementary school built by the Government in their area and the micro-dam are significantly contributing to the improved livelihoods of the residents.

Mr. Humed Idris, administrator of Deret administrative area, noted that the water supply project that includes 5 water distribution centers is enabling the residents to have an easy access to portable water in their vicinity.

Deret is located 27 km away to the south of Akordet.

Tour Eritrea 2017 concludes
Posted on Monday April 24, 2017

Tour Eritrea 2017 which commenced on 15 April with UCI category 1.2 “Fenkil Challenge” concluded on 23 April with the “Asmara Circuit”

Asmara, 24 April 2017- Tour Eritrea 2017 which commenced on 15 April with UCI category 1.2 “Fenkil Challenge” concluded on 23 April with the “Asmara Circuit”. In the race that covered 125.4 kilometers Micael Habtom from Eri-Tel, Yohannes Tesfai from Sembel, Saimon Musie from the Eritrean national team stood from 1st to 3rd respectively.

At teams level Eri-Tel, Sembel and the Eritrean national team stood from 1st to 3rd respectively.

In the 5th and final stage of the Tour Eritrea 2017, UCI’s 2.2 category that was conducted on Saturday from Massawa to Asmara that covered 107.79 k.m. and Zemenfes Solomon member of the Eritrean national team became the winner of the stage, overall classification with the yellow jersey and the king of the mountains. Jin Cloude Awzien and Jin Bosko Sengimana both from the Rwanda national Cycling Team finished 2nd and 3rd respectively and climbed the podium with Zemenfes Solomon.

The national teams from Eritrea, Rwanda, Sudan, Kenya and the Republic of South Africa as well as Eri-Tel, Sembel, Asbeco, Baike-Aid, Amore-Vita and Global teams took part in the Tour Eritrea 2017.

In related news, Kenyan Athlete Daniel Wanjuru became the winner of the London Marathon while Eritrean athletes Girmai Gebreselasie and Amanuel Mesel stood 6th and 8th respectively. 

Senior Eritrean Delegation Holds Talks with PRC Officials
Posted on Saturday April 22, 2017

The visiting Eritrean delegation comprising Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Mr. Yemane Gebreab, held talks with senior PRC officials.

Asmara, 22 April 2017 -  The visiting Eritrean delegation comprising Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Mr. Yemane Gebreab, held talks with senior PRC officials.

The delegation met and held talks on 19 April with Mr. Song Tao, Minister of International Department of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, and on 20 April with Mr. Yang Jiechi, State Councilor, and Vice President, Li Yuanchao on bilateral relations and issues of concern to both countries.

In the course of the meeting with the Vice President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Li Yuanchao, Minister Osman handed a message of goodwill from President Isaias Afwerki to President Xi Jinping. Commending the country’s impressive achievements, Mr. Osman called on the PRC government to play due role towards putting an end to anti  Eritrea conspiracies. He further expressed Eritrea’s readiness to enhance the existing relations between the two countries and China’s role in realizing regional peace and stability.

Senior delegation on working visit to China
Posted on Thursday April 20, 2017

Senior Eritrean delegation comprising Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab is on a working visit to the People’s Republic of China at an invitation from Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi.

Asmara, 20 April 2017- Senior Eritrean delegation comprising Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab is on a working visit to the People’s Republic of China at an invitation from Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi.

On 18 April, the delegation held extensive discussions with the Chinese Foreign Minister on various issues and particularly as regards reinforcing the existing bilateral ties of cooperation between the two countries, strengthening  China-Africa relationship and that of China and the Horn of Africa as well as on regional and international issues that are of mutual interest to both countries.

During the meeting, Minister Osman stressed on the final and binding EEBC ruling of 2002, the unjust and illegal sanctions imposed on Eritrea as well as on Eritrea-China economic partnership.

The Chinese Foreign Minister, Mr. Wang Yi on his part gave extensive briefing as regards the cooperation programs mapped out during the China-Africa summit of heads of state which was held in 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and expressed his country’s conviction to strengthen cooperation and partnership with Eritrea in all sectors.

Mr. Wang Yi also reaffirmed that his country will raise the issue of sanctions imposed on Eritrea in the UN and will stand alongside Eritrea on various sectors of cooperation.

In its stay in the People’s Republic of China until 22 April, the Eritrean delegation will meet higher Chinese government and party officials.