Asmara, 22 March 2023- Senior Eritrean delegation, composed of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab, met and held talks in Sochi with Mr. Sergei Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation.
The two sides conducted friendly and comprehensive discussions spanning bilateral relations as well as regional and global developments.
Regarding bilateral relations, the two sides focused on concrete measures to develop cooperation in the political, diplomatic, economic, cultural, and military and technical cooperation.
Subsequent to their productive talks, the two Foreign Ministers held a joint press conference, which underscored the convergence of views between the two countries.
Foreign Minister Osman Saleh reaffirmed Eritrea’s independent and principled position on the “Ukraine pretext that has sadly sacrificed Ukraine and its people for the purpose of destroying the Russian Federation; just as the Taiwan issue is being foisted as a pretext to bring to a halt China’s peaceful rise by any means necessary, including violent conflict”.