“Africa Day” was observed in Asmara from 15 to 17 May with different activities in which all Embassies of African countries in Eritrea participated.
Asmara, 18 May 2016 – “Africa Day” was observed in Asmara from 15 to 17 May with different activities in which all Embassies of African countries in Eritrea participated.
At the ceremony held at the Asmara Palace, in which senior Government and PFDJ officials, resident Ambassadors in Eritrea and invited guests took part, Ambassador Tesfamicael Gerahtu from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the day is a reminder for the importance of strengthening of cooperation among the African countries.
The Ambassador stressed that the nation building process has not been properly carried out in most of the African countries due to the lack of political choice and common interest and values. And that, he further said, it is time to initiate development programs that participate the young generation.
He further emphasized that in the past 70 years the Eritrean people have been victims of the illegal and unjust system of the special interest groups. He also called on the African Union to condemn the illegal occupation of Eritrean territories by Ethiopia and the illegal sanctions imposed on Eritrea as well as the covert provocative agenda by the Ethiopian regime on Eritrea.
In the same vein, an exhibition prepared by the Embassies of the South Africa, the Sudan, Egypt, South Sudan and Libya was organized. The D.G. of the Department of Research and Information at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Isa Ahmed officially opened the exhibition.
The ceremony included sports competitions and film shows.