Italy migrant crisis: Charities ‘colluding’ with smugglers
An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers. (Image AFP)
Carmelo Zuccaro told La Stampa (in Italian) phone calls were being made from Libya to rescue vessels. Organisations involved in rescue operations have rejected accusations of collusion, saying their only concern is to save lives. Italy is the main route for migrants trying to reach Europe. Read more
Senior Eritrean Delegation Holds Talks with PRC Officials
Asmara, 22 April 2017 – The visiting Eritrean delegation comprising Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Mr. Yemane Gebreab, held talks with senior PRC officials. The delegation met and held talks on 19 April with Mr. Song Tao, Minister of International Department of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, and on 20 April with Mr. Yang Jiechi, State Councilor, and Vice President, Li Yuanchao on bilateral relations and issues of concern to both countries. Read more
Excerpts of the Remarks by Minister Osman Saleh at the Meeting with State Councilor of the PRC, Mr. Yang Jiechi
Eritrean delegation with PRC’s State Councilor, Mr. Yang Jiechi,
Your Excellency, State Councilor Yang
Yesterday, I had the occasion to speak at length with Foreign Minister Wang and I left with him a document detailing the views of the Government of Eritrea.
In this meeting with Your Excellency, I will raise the most important matters and in a concise manner: Read more
Senior delegation on working visit to China
Asmara, 20 April 2017- Senior Eritrean delegation comprising Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab is on a working visit to the People’s Republic of China at an invitation from Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi.
On 18 April, the delegation held extensive discussions with the Chinese Foreign Minister on various issues and particularly as regards reinforcing the existing bilateral ties of cooperation between the two countries, strengthening China-Africa relationship and that of China and the Horn of Africa as well as on regional and international issues that are of mutual interest to both countries. Read more
President Isaias receives credentials of Ambassadors
Asmara, 18 April 2017- President Isaias Afwerki today received at the Denden Guest House the credentials of 11 Ambassadors.
The Ambassadors who submitted their credentials are: Mr. Aykut Kumbaroglu of Turkey, Mr.Yang Zigang of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Joff Otieno Makowenga of the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Raza Bashir Tarar of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr. Karin Boven of the Netherlands, Mr. James Kimonyo of the Republic of Rwanda, Mr. Lee Kiseong of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Amrit Lugun of India, Mr. Japhet Isaack of Namibia, Mr. Bard Hopland of the Kingdom of Norway and Mr. Ma Yong Hui of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Read more