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Commemoration of 25th anniversary of Nadew Command’s demise begins

The commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Nadew Command’s demise and the subsequent liberation of Afabet semi-urban center has begun today in the presence of President Isaias Afwerki, Ministers, Army commanders, regional Administrators, religious leaders, community elders and thousands of participants from inside the country and abroad.

Afabet, 17 March 2013 – The commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Nadew Command’s demise and the subsequent liberation of Afabet semi-urban center has begun today in the presence of President Isaias Afwerki, Ministers, Army commanders, regional Administrators, religious leaders, community elders and thousands of participants from inside the country and abroad.

In a speech he delivered on the occasion, President Isaias said that such commemoration provides groundwork for enlivening of reminiscences on the part of freedom fighters in action during the historic operations, besides the fact that it is a good opportunity for nurturing national values in this connection. He further lauded those who demonstrated active participation in organizing the event, namely, the National Holidays Coordinating Committee, the inhabitants and Administration of Afabet sub-zone, as well as artists who staged lively creative works in connection with the historic operation.

In the same vein, the Administrator of the Northern Red Sea region, Ms. Tsigerda Woldegiorgis, pointed out that occasions of this type are reminders of the need for popularizing various remarkable events related to the armed struggle for independence and reiterating the pledge of honoring the trust of martyrs. Moreover, she called for stepped up artistic efforts in this regard.

Also speaking on the occasion, Mr. Siraj Haji, chairman of the Holidays Coordinating Committee in the Northern Red Sea region, indicated that the demise of Nadew Command is an episode when triumph of the EPLF’s Strategic Withdrawal was witnessed, and thus assuring the inevitable liberation of Eritrea. He also commended the commitment of various institutions and nationals in organizing the momentous event.

Furthermore, the inhabitants and Administration of Afabet sub-zone handed presents to President Isaias, reports indicated.

Different cultural shows, poems and other activities were staged during the commemoration.

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