Eritrean nationals in the Diaspora who arrived here to participate in Independence Day celebrations and foreign participants expressed deep impression with the colorful celebration programs, especially the intensive media coverage highlighting the event. Asmara, 25 May 2011 – Eritrean nationals in the Diaspora who arrived here to participate in Independence Day celebrations and foreign participants expressed deep impression with the colorful celebration programs, especially the intensive media coverage highlighting the event.
They noted that such colorful celebrations fully attest to the steadfastness of the people, the existing strong bond between the people and the leadership, deep sense of nationalism and patriotism. Ms. Hiriyti Mehari, an Eritrean national from the UK who participated in a railway journey along the Asmara-Nefasit route through steam engine locomotive, stated that she is highly impressed with the programs featured in the celebrations. She further commended the dedicated endeavors of the people and the Government.
Ms. Hana Filipos, an Eritrean citizen from Norway on her part expressed pride for participating in the Independence Day celebrations in the midst of fellow citizens. Noting that the tangible development achievements are the outcome of the concerted action taken over the past 20 years, she stressed the need for nationals abroad to step up contribution.
Likewise, a British national, Mr. Allan Ross, who visited Eritrea for the 11th time, said that unlike in many other countries in which independence day is celebrated only in capital cities, Eritrea’s Independence Day is celebrated across the country, including remote areas which fully attests to the supreme value nationals attach to independence.
Still another foreign participant, Ms. Anni Bleki from Australia who participated in the celebrations along with her husband, expressed admiration to the colorful Independence Day celebrations, and that she came to understand that the Eritrean people have strong sense of patriotism.