President Isaias Afwerki who is currently participating in the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday held talks with the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.
Asmara, 22 September – President Isaias Afwerki who is currently participating in the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday held talks with the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon.
During the meeting at UN headquarters, the President expressed expectations that the world body play effective role in coping with complex challenges that the world is currently undergoing involving economic crisis and a host of other problems.
Stressing that the UN should live up to its responsibility as regards the Eritrean-Ethiopia issue, and that failing to do so would put its credibility into question.
President Isaias asserted Eritrea’s readiness to work together with the UN and the Secretary General in all issues pertaining to peace, security and development.
Furthermore, the President underlined that the UN needs to exert vigorous endeavors towards ensuring peace and stability in Somalia and Sudan.
Mr. Ban Ki-moon on his part pointed out that although he is aware of Eritrea’s complaints regarding the UN, he nonetheless supports Eritrea’s positive role in the Horn region and that he needs its support.
The UN chief further indicated that he had presented a report to the Security Council following his meeting with President Isaias in Juba, and that he is ready to visit Eritrea and continue the ongoing dialogue with Eritrea.
It is to be recalled that President Isaias and the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, conducted discussion last July in Juba, the Republic of South Sudan.