July 14, 2018

President Isaias arrives in Addis Ababa

President Isaias arrives in Addis Ababa

Asmara, 14 July 2018 – President Isaias Afwerki arrives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the morning hours of today, July 14 for official visit at an invitation of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia.

Upon arrival at the Bole International Airport, President Isaias was accorded warm welcome by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, senior Ethiopian officials, religious leaders and a number of Addis Ababa residents.

Following the official visit of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed to Eritrea, the meeting of the two leaders after 20 years is historic visit that will herald a new era of peace and cooperation. Thousands of Addis Ababa residents flocked to the streets of the city to accord warm welcome to President Isaias Afwerki and his delegation.

The senior Eritrean delegation encompasses, Mr. Osman Saleh, Foreign Minister, Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Ms. Fozia Hashim, Minister of Justice, Ms. Askalu Menkorios, Minister of Tourism, Maj. Gen. Humed Karikare, Commander of Eritrean Navy, Maj. Gen. Romodan Aweliai, Governor of Central region, Brig. Gen. Abraha Kassa, head of National Security Agency, Dr. Gergis Teklemicael, Minister of National Development, Mr. Tesfaselasie Berhane, Minister of Transportation and Communication, and other officials.

During his stay in Ethiopia, President Isaias will hold extensive discussion with President Dr. Mulatu Toshome and Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and with other Ethiopian officials on strengthening the prevailing peace and mutual cooperation between the two countries.

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