The Eritrean Ambassador to Italy, Mr. Zemede Tekle, pointed out that the preparations being made by the Eritrean community members in the country and others to mark the 40th Anniversary of Bologna Festival are at the stage of finalization.
Asmara, 06 May 2014 – The Eritrean Ambassador to Italy, Mr. Zemede Tekle, pointed out that the preparations being made by the Eritrean community members in the country and others to mark the 40th Anniversary of Bologna Festival are at the stage of finalization.
In an interview he conducted with reporters from the Eritrean Ministry of Information, Mr. Zemede indicated that the Festival had a moving impact as regards inspiring the participation of youths who were heading to the Diaspora in the armed struggle for independence, and hence characterizing Bologna as a central city for harmony and national resolve on the part of Eritreans.
He went on to explain that the current event is aimed at popularization of the Eritrean armed struggle for independence and bequeathing the values thereof to the young generation. The Eritrean Ambassador also disclosed that a number of committees comprising members of government bodies and the PFDJ are engaged in hard work in connection with its organization.
Mr. Zemede said that the Festival which is due to be conducted from 4 to 6 July would predominantly focus on the youth, and hence ensuring active participation of youths in the committees. He also called on youths to demonstrate higher spirit of national resolve through the event and step up participation in national development activities.
Mr. Woldu Yohanes, Chairman of the Eritrean community members in Italy, stated on his part that the Festival attested to the aptitude of the EPLF vis-à-vis organization and leadership and left a living impression to this end.
Ms. Amete Debretsion, head of the NUEW branch on Rome, on her part made note of the major role of the members in the armed struggle for independence and the nation-building process, and that the event has historical correlation with their input. The members of the branch office are actively engaged in organizing the forthcoming event.