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Preparations for the Silver Jubilee Independence Day celebrations

The Culture and Sports Commissioner, Ambassador Zemede Tekle indicated that the preparations for the Silver Jubilee Independence Day celebration at national level are nearing finalization.

Asmara, 03 May 2016- The Culture and Sports Commissioner, Ambassador Zemede Tekle indicated that the preparations for the Silver Jubilee Independence Day celebration at national level are nearing finalization.

In an interview he made with Erina, the Ambassador said that the Independence Day celebration has started with different activities and that from 16 of May will officially open with different activities in the streets of Asmara and in Cinema Halls.

The Silver Jubilee Independence Day celebrations will be conducted under the theme “Quarter Century of Resilience and Development”. The programs, hence, will reflect the economic progress the Eritrean people are registering despite the external conspiracies and war. He also said that the warm reception the Independence Torch is getting in the regions it is touring has added color to the celebrations.

Ambassador Zemede further indicated that the 25th Independence Day celebrations will include tour of Independence Torch, cultural shows, carnival, military parade, children’s programs, sports activities, community gatherings, schools independence week as well as programs by Eritrean communities from the Diaspora. Different cultural groups from different countries will also participate in the celebrations.

The Ambassador reiterated that thousands of Eritrean living in the Diaspora are expected to participate in the celebrations and already many are already here. Foreigners friends of Eritrea an those who stood by the side of Eritrea and its people during the armed struggle for independence and in the nation building process and resistance are also invited to participate.       

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