Russia invites Eritrean Foreign Minister
|Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov|
Russia Invites Eritrean Foreign Minister
Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh to visit Russia from 16-18 February at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, a senior government spokesman said.
The two sides are expected to discuss international and regional views, conflicts in Africa and the Middle East besides signing cooperation agreements, the official added.
Russia's role in the Horn of Africa has been limited since the fall of the Soviet Union. Its attempts at stepping up its relations in the region hasn't always had the political will from the Kremlin.
But with coveted resources in the HoA, Russia says its now aiming to increase its relations by giving a fresh impetus to their efforts intended to secure it's long-term interests in the region.
Eritrea's abundant mineral and potash resources, coupled with its favorable mining laws, is an attractive investment opportunity the Kremlin is rumored to be interested in.
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