April 2, 2018

Eritrea participates at 10th AU Extraordinary...

Eritrea participates at 10th AU Extraordinary summit

Asmara, 02 April 2018- Eritrean delegation headed by Mr. Araya Desta, Eritrea’s Permanent Representative to the African Union and Economic Commission for Africa has participated at the 10th African leaders’ extraordinary summit held on 21 March in Kigali, Rwanda.

The extraordinary summit was held in accordance with the resolution adopted by the AU Assembly held in January 2018 that was adopted to establish African continental free trade area and free movement of people within Africa. Read more

February 5, 2018

Eritrean delegation participates at AU Summit

Eritrean delegation participates at AU Summit

Asmara, 01 February 2018- Eritrean delegation headed by Ambassador Araia Desta, Eritrea’s Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) and Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), participated at the 30th AU Summit held from 15 to 29 January in Addis Ababa under the theme “Winning the Fight Against Corruption: Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”. Read more

December 9, 2017

Eritrean Delegation attends 5th AU- EU Summit

Eritrean Delegation attends 5th AU- EU Summit

Asmara, 9 December 2017 – An Eritrean delegation comprising Ambassador to the African Union, Mr. Araya Desta, and Eritrea’s Ambassador to the European Union, Mr. Negasi Kasa, have attended the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast. The summit was attended by leaders of member states of the AU and EU. Read more

July 18, 2016

Statement by H.E. Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of...

Statement by H.E. Mr. Osman Saleh,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea

During the Discussion on the Theme of the Year ‘2016: African Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on Women Rights’ at the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union

17 July 2016 – Kigali, Republic of Rwanda

Mr. Chairman,
Let me at the outset convey to this august Assembly the warm greetings of your brother H.E. Mr. Isaias Afwerki, President of the State of Eritrea.
Let me also thank and applaud Rwanda, its government and President Paul Kagame for their exemplary accomplishments. I wish as well to express profound gratitude and appreciation to President Idris Deby of the sisterly Republic of Chad for his astute leadership and commitment and for the breath of fresh air he brought to the workings of our organization by insisting on the unavoidable need for prioritization and focus.

Mr. Chairman,
As a nation born out of the struggle for self-determination, human rights and dignity, Eritrea attaches great importance to the theme selected for this year. The focus on women’s rights also coincides with Eritrea’s own vision and priorities as women were at the heart of our liberation struggle and constituted a third of our liberation army. Today they are an indefatigable force in nation building. We are hopeful that the discussion that we are having today and the activities that are undertaken throughout the year will have an impact in the enhancement of human rights in our continent. Read more

December 4, 2015

AU delegation visits Eritrea

AU delegation visits Eritrea

A delegation of the African Union Commission is on a four-day visit to Eritrea for extensive discussions with relevant government bodies on the “Domestication of Agenda 2063 and the First Ten Year Implementation Plan”.

The AU delegation held meetings with the Minister of National Development, the Minister of Transport and Communications, as well as, with senior officials from the Ministries of Finance, Information and the Auditor General’s Office.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the AU delegation also jointly organized a workshop on the same theme in Asmara yesterday for a wider audience from several government bodies and civil society associations. Read more

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