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President Isaias Holds Talks With Various Leaders

Asmara, 04 June 2024 – President Isaias Afwerki met today in Ilsan, Republic of Korea, with Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, to discuss the establishment of an effective mechanism for strengthening multi-sectoral cooperation, including water development, agriculture, and energy.

In the morning hours, President Isaias met in Ilsan with Mr. Ahmed Attaf, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria, focusing on strengthening bilateral ties.


During the meeting, President Isaias emphasized that Eritrea and Algeria share similar experiences, values, and struggles for independence, highlighting the importance of establishing an effective mechanism for all-rounded cooperation between the two countries.

Minister Ahmed Attaf conveyed well wishes and good health from President Abdelmadjid Tebboune of Algeria to President Isaias and underscored the timely need for strengthening relations between Algeria and Eritrea.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Estifanos Afwerki, Eritrea’s Ambassador to Japan.

In the evening hours today, President Isaias also met and held talks in Seoul with President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone.

At the meeting President Julius Maada Bio said that as the information he got from Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, Eritrea is registering commendable progress in collecting water and in irrigation farming that goes with it and that his country has strong urge for gaining experience.

President Julius Maada Bio went on to say that the progress that Eritrea is registering in the sector could be a good example to Africa and expressed that his country wishes to have good relations and cooperation with Eritrea especially in the agricultural sector.

President Isaias on his part expressed Eritrea’s readiness to share its modest experience with other African countries.


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