The Eritrean Consul General in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Abdurahman Osman, said that effective tasks were undertaken over the past 20 years thanks to the collaboration of members of the Eritrean Community in that country.
Asmara, 22 March 2011 – The Eritrean Consul General in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Abdurahman Osman, said that effective tasks were undertaken over the past 20 years thanks to the collaboration of members of the Eritrean Community in that country.
He pointed out that although the Eritrean Consular Affairs Office launched activities in 1995, it began to render efficient and speedy service as of 2003 following the introduction of digitalized work methodology.
Mr. Abdurahman further explained that educational service on the basis of the Eritrean curriculum has opened from elementary up to secondary level. Besides, various training courses, including accounting and computer application have been offered to members of the Community. He also indicated that effective tasks have been accomplished as regards strengthening the branches of national associations, setting up of professional associations and sport clubs, among others.
Mr. Abdurahman noted that the Office carried out successful census and registration of Community members in 2004, which enabled it to obtain complete and accurate data of Eritrean nationals residing in Saudi Arabia.
Highlighting the efforts exerted to strengthen the contribution of nationals at the Community and individual level for the national cause since the days of the armed struggle, he said that various festivals and seminars, as well as cultural and sports programs were organized to reinforce the Eritrean society’s noble culture and values.
Moreover, Mr. Abdurahman outlined the encouraging tasks accomplished in backing up reconstruction programs, safeguarding the nation’s sovereignty, assisting martyrs’ families among others through community-based initiatives. The necessary action plans have also been mapped out to strengthen the organizational capacity of Eritrean citizens living in Saudi Arabia.