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