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President Isaias Afwerki met and held talks with several leaders

Asmara, 12 November 2023- On the margin of the Saudi Arabia-Africa summit, President Isaias Afwerki met and held talks with Presidents of the Republic of Egypt and the Federal Republic of Somalia.

Consequently, President Isaias met and conferred with Presidents Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of the Republic of Egypt and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

President Isaias stated Eritrea’s willingness to closely collaborate and consult with Egypt on matters of regional security and other matters during their meeting with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Additionally, President Isaias called for an integrated effort by Egypt and the other nations in the region to find a long-term solution to the conflict in Sudan under the auspices of neighboring countries and to steer clear of the several initiatives that are making the situation worse.

At a time when numerous problems are emerging in the area, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, for his part, underlined his country’s commitment to work toward developing bilateral relations and strengthening all-around relations with Eritrea.

Additionally, the two leaders decided to carry out ongoing discussions and follow-ups in order to incorporate opinions and thoughts on regional issues in general as well as those pertaining to Sudan, Somalia, and the Red Sea regions.

In the meeting with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the two leaders engaged in comprehensive deliberations regarding the enhancement of relations between Somalia and Eritrea, which are firmly grounded in history and stand to benefit both nations.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud further expressed appreciation for Eritrea’s contribution to the ongoing reconstruction of Somali sovereign institutions, with a specific focus on the national army.

In addition to coordinating their efforts on regional issues, the two leaders reached an accord regarding the stability of the Red Sea and regional matters.

Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hagos Gebrehiwet, head of Economic Affairs of the PFDJ, Mr. Nesredin Mohammed-Saleh, Minister of Industry, Ambassador Isa Mohammed Isa and Ms. Weini Gerezgihier, Charge d’Affaires at the Eritrean Embassy attended the meetings.

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