The Special Envoy of the President and Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the UN, Ambassador Girma Asmerom participated at the World Humanitarian Summit conducted from 23 to 24 May in Istanbul, Turkey.
Asmara, 25 May 2016- The Special Envoy of the President and Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the UN, Ambassador Girma Asmerom participated at the World Humanitarian Summit conducted from 23 to 24 May in Istanbul, Turkey.
In a speech he delivered, the Ambassador said that the current global humanitarian crisis cannot be properly understood and effectively addressed in isolation from the violent conflicts, recurring and unjustified armed interventions, widening global socio-economic inequality, and the failure of nation building on the basis of the dignity, equality and fundamental rights of citizens.
He further underlined that Eritrea’s foreign policy is anchored on securing peace, stability, development and cooperation in the wider Horn of Africa and the Red Sea regions. He also underscored that Eritrea is a land of harmony and is working diligently to transform the volatile neighborhood into economically integrated and peaceful region.
Ambassador Girma called for the end of the open aggression and continued occupation of its sovereign territory by Ethiopia in violation of the UN Charter and EEBC’s final and binding delimitation and demarcation decision as well as the unjust sanction imposed on its people.
In his concluding remark, the Ambassador affirmed Eritrea’s commitment to the humanitarian and development actions in an integrated manner.