President Isaias Afewerki’s speech on the occasion of the 25th Independence day celebrations
Allow me to congratulate the people of Eritrea everywhere as well as the friends who stood on the side of, and extended their solidarity to, the liberation struggle and independence of the Eritrean people.
Let me further express our profound gratitude to all our compatriots who have come from abroad to amplify the significance of this auspicious moment, as well as to foreign and domestic artists, athletes, youth, students and children who have made tremendous efforts, under the coordination of the Commission of Culture and Sports, to present spectacular shows.
What is the significance of 25 years or quarter of century of “resilience and development”? Where did we start from; in which place? And, where are we going?
Where did we start from; where are we and where could we have been; what is the trajectory of our future progress? How do we conduct resistance and development? Why does that succeed? How did we achieve independence? How do we defend and build it? All these questions/issues impinge and define the contours of our road-map. In this perspective, I will give a bird’s eye view without going into minute details. Read more
الخليج: تحاور السفير عثمان محمد عمر بمناسبة اليوبيل الفضي للاستقلال
زايد رجل الإنسانية ونصير المظلومين فـي مقـدمـة داعـمـي ثـورة إريتـريـا
حوار : سلام أبوشهاب – أشاد سفير دولة إرتيريا لدى الدولة عثمان محمد عمر، بالعلاقات الثنائية بين الإمارات وإرتيريا، مشيداً بمواقف قيادة الإمارات الداعمة لإرتيريا ومساندتها منذ عهد المغفور له، بإذن الله، الشيخ زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان، رحمه الله، الذي كان في مقدمة الداعمين للثورة الإرتيرية، وتواصلت العلاقات المتميزة بين البلديين الشقيقين برئاسة صاحب السمو الشيخ خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان، رئيس الدولة، حفظه الله، وأخيه الرئيس أسياس أفورقي رئيس دولة إريتريا. Read more
Address by President Isaias Afwerki on the 10th Anniversary of Eritrea’s Greening Campaign, Asmara, 15 May 2016
The vital importance of afforestation and greening programmes is too vivid and universally recognized to merit elaboration or warrant new innovation. These programmes have more relevance to us than other peoples and countries. In the event, the pertinent question that must be raised on such occasions is what have we done in concrete terms? This must be gauged against the backdrop of our high aspirations; particularly as we are fully cognizant of the importance of the programmes.
The afforestation programme will not be rigorously implemented through sheer and sporadic public relations exercises. It must go beyond posting publicity banners in various streets and billboards; broaching the subject on the sidelines of propitious occasions; or, simple adherence to “initiatives of development partners”. It cannot be seen from the perspectives of global warming (as articulated by others) alone and by the perceived need of participating in international “conferences” to sign conventions aimed at reversing the trend. A robust afforestation programme must go beyond nominal and inconsistent measures. Read more
THE GLOBALIZATION OF CRIME – A TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME THREAT ASSESSMENT
UNODC—INTERPOL agreement creates partnership to tackle transnational organized crime and terrorism challenges Heads of UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and INTERPOL sign cooperation arrangement to share information, build on expertise and strengthen actions to counter Transnational Organized Crime and terrorism.
HORNA Vienna, UN Information Service | At a side event today, held on the margins of the 25th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (the Crime Commission), the Executive Director of UNODC, Yury Fedotov, and the Secretary General of INTERPOL, Juergen Stock, signed a cooperation arrangement focusing on operations against organized crime and terrorism. “The need for global partnerships to address shared challenges, from advancing sustainable development to countering the threats posed by transnational organized crime and terrorism, has never been more clear,” said Mr. Fedotov in his opening remarks. Read more