July 6, 2020

NARI promotes micro-propagation of potato, date...

NARI promotes micro-propagation of potato, date palm and banana through tissue culture

The National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) of   the   Ministry of Agriculture is working hard to enhance productivity of fruits and vegetables through tissue culture technology.

According to Mr. Mussie Fekadu, Head of Bio-technology Research Unit, tissue culture is a modern plant biotechnology that is applied in many countries for mass production and superior planting material which is free from diseases. For this reason, tissue culture laboratory is rrequired to maintain high standard and innovative technologies. Read more

June 4, 2020

Eritrea’s Response to the Report of the Special...

Eritrea’s Response to the Report of the Special Rapporteur

The UNHRC Special Rapporteur issued, on 17th April this year, a 20- page annual report on Eritrea.  Sadly, the report is replete with the same presumptive and offensive allegations that have characterized the annual reports since 2012.

Eritrea has duly and comprehensively addressed the fallacies and flaws of these distorted and recycled narratives in its previous official statements and communications to the UNHRC.  The fact is these reports are mostly collated as is from publications of, and in some instances worked out in cahoots with, Eritrea’s arch-enemies. In the event, we will focus, in this brief statement, on the most egregious sections of the current report. Read more

May 2, 2020

Support to disadvantaged citizens

Support to disadvantaged citizens

Asmara, 02 May 2020- Nationals residing inside the country and abroad are extending financial and material support to disadvantaged citizens that are compelled to stay at home in connection with the guidelines issued by the Government to fight the spread of the corona virus. Accordingly, the National Union of Eritrean Women in the Central region extended food items to 100 disadvantaged families.

Similarly, the residents of Felket administrative area, Afabet sub-zone, and women ex-liberation fighters in Afabet extended consumer goods to 40 needy nationals and 3 thousand and 600 Nakfa respectively. Likewise, the 71 and 86 Divisions of the Eritrean Defense Forces and youth workers in Nakfa sub-zone extended material support to disadvantaged citizens. Read more

March 17, 2020

Assessment meeting on environmental sanitation...

Assessment meeting on environmental sanitation activities

Massawa, 17 March 2020 – The administration of the Northern Red Sea region conducted assessment meeting on 12 and 13 March in the port city of Massawa on the community led environmental sanitation activities conducted in 2019 and on charted out programs for 2020.

Speaking at the event, D.G. of Social Services in the region, Mr. Rezene Fesseha indicating that important experience was been gained from activities conducted last year, stated that bold initiatives are being taken to complete projects that were not implemented last year due to various circumstances. Mr. Rezene also called for reinforced participation in the implementation of the charted out development programs for the current year. Read more

March 15, 2020

U.S. on Conclusion of Safeguards Agreements and of...

U.S. on Conclusion of Safeguards Agreements and of Additional Protocols with Eritrea

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Agenda Item 6(a): The Conclusion of Safeguards Agreements and of Additional Protocols.
U.S. statement as delivered by Ambassador Jackie Wolcott un Vienna, Austria on March 11, 2020.

Madam Chair,

The United States welcomes the actions of Eritrea towards the conclusion of their Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement, modified Small Quantities Protocol and Additional Protocol and encourages Eritrea to bring these agreements into force expeditiously.

We urge states that have not fulfilled their obligation under the NPT to take steps to expedite the conclusion and entry into force of their comprehensive safeguards agreements without delay. We further call upon all states that have not yet done so to bring an Additional Protocol into force. Read more

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