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President Isaias Afwerki In New York City

President Isaias Afwerki In New York City

Sept. 22, 2011 (ERITREA) – President Isaias Afwerki arrived in New York City on September 17 to attend the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly.

The president is being accompanied by his top political advisor, Mr. Yemane Ghebrab, the Foreign Minister, Mr. Osman Saleh, and Eritrea's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Araya Desta.

Since arriving at the UN General Assembly, Isaias has held talks with Heads of States from Kuwait, Senegal, Guinea, Nigeria, Russian Foreign Minister, British Minister of International Cooperation, and with the Chinese Foreign Minister, about various topics ranging from enhancing bilateral relations, to strengthening the AU.

Isaias also met with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and discussed peace and security in the Horn of Africa, as well as discussing Ethiopia's illegal and belligerent occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories.

President Afwerki will give a much anticipated speech to the UN General Assembly on Friday, September 23rd about regional issues, as well as briefly highlighting international concerns.

On Sunday, September 25th, the President will hold a public seminar with Eritrean citizens from North America, where a large number of Eritrean citizens will gather.


President Isaias Afwerki with UN Security General Ban Ki-moon - Photo: Reuters



Updated: Video Below is of H.E. Isaias Afwerki speech at the UN General Assembly in New York City


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September 23, 2011 at 7:13 PM ×

Well done Mr President. We are proud of you

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September 24, 2011 at 9:11 PM ×

Isaias' speech was easily one of the best speeches at the UN. Very rational, well written and it gets straight to the point. Obama's speech was very weak, predictable and sinister towards the Palestinian people. The Palestinian leader's speech was exceptional and moving.

Isaias was the only leader at the UN who wrote his speech by himself. Everyone else had a team of professional writers. A lot of people don't understand how intelligent Isaias is. This is a guy who speaks 8 languages (Tigrinya, Tigre, Arabic, Hidareb, English, Arabic, Saho, and Amharic)and a mastermind behind much of Eritrea's stunning battle victories. Isaias is highly intelligent, his only shortcomings his he's thin skinned - but you would be too when Agames are your neighbors.

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September 25, 2011 at 4:17 PM ×

I'm sudanise I saw the president speech at the UN general assembly.absolutelly this leader is talent and realistic. He spoke not only about small and particular situation. he spoke about the critical situation of our world and he puts clearlly and neatly better than those the world's leaders. the best leader ever seen

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September 25, 2011 at 4:26 PM ×

As Eritrean I'm so happy by what our truth president has been starting his diplomatic coumpaighng.hopefully he will countinue it. I believe it is constructive for Eritrea the truth in front of those deaf.

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September 25, 2011 at 4:29 PM ×

president Isaias Afewerki mis hasewti ab awdi diplomacy timtim jemiru.kemkedemu kiea kemziewet tirtir yelon. presidentna bzgeberkayo ab awdi diplomacy kemti ab gizi kalsi zitewefekayo hijiwin wfuy ekamo keythalelka difalu kemtiewet nieamin etimintay tegadaly eka

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September 25, 2011 at 4:36 PM ×

awde diplomacy nmerahti Eritrea kemzeyhdsom endagelesku netom kaebo kaebo endahasewu selam kelioma zelewu hasadat gorebet degim yakil kemzeblom aynteratern. presidentna kiea ytref nezi kaliewn zifelit tewhbo silezelewo hasewtin kedmtin ab kidmi goytetom kemzekaliom aynteratern. eritrea kiea kisab hiji bezom kedemti getsa tedewinu tsenihueyumo higis presidentna yeakil belelna. afom kiea athzom.melkie Eritreana kimles alewo. nkalsi kemzitewefeka nziwin kemtwfeyelu nieami hzbka dema liuel titsbit ygebir alo

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September 25, 2011 at 4:51 PM ×

I think this man is doing great because diplomacy is very vital to Eritrea. because the world's eye was covered by those liers and beggar leaders like Meles Zenawi and his minority pupet government.Hence your excelency president Isaias Afewerki go ahead in this area to stop beggars and liers.

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September 30, 2011 at 11:02 AM ×

I'm from from south Africa and never seen and heard this president before. When I heard about the UN nation general assembly would happen in America then I decide to watch it. I saw the president of Eritrea from the east part of the continent about his country and about the critical and cruisial things facing our world. when I saw this I want then read the history of this president and how his policy and government's look like??? I think this guy was a cambatant for his people about 40 years. It seems to me, the president of Eritrea history very similar to Nensel Mandela of South Africa. After independence his government I think drafted the policy(self reliance) which is never seen in Africa.I surprised by him because how much he thinks about his people!!!! I think how it was good if the African governments play such constructive ideas to their people instead killing the hope of their own people and stealing its resources.

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September 30, 2011 at 11:10 AM ×

yeah, real witnnes you read about him as you saw his history is long and too long. he is brave but the world is you know is not like to see such leaders in the continent. the world need corrupted leaders instead of good policy in Africa.

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October 3, 2011 at 8:43 AM ×

isaias afwerki should boost his relation with east african nations to expose us backed ethiopias lies.long live isaias afwerki

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October 26, 2011 at 3:50 AM ×

Isseyas was God sent - he came for a purpose. And the purpose is that ERitrea is meant to be. Our ancestors sent him to us, and for that I'm proud. Yes, he's just like Nelson Mandela, Ghandi, Martin Luther King and Micheal Jackson (who broke racial barrieres across the world and who revulionised many things - that was God's intention, and for that they ridiculed him by investigations and bad presse and ultimately killed him).

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