'We are building up our relations with Eritrea' - Russian President Valdimir Putin
|Ambassador of the State of Eritrea Petros Zeggai Asgedom meeting Russian President Valdimir Putin|
'We are building up our relations with Eritrea'- Russian President Valdimir Putin
The Eritrean Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Petros Zeggai Asgedom, has presented his credentials to President Vladimir Putin today, according to Russian state media.
During the presentation ceremony, President Putin said his country is building their relations with Eritrea, and seek to develop their trade and economic ties.
"We are building up our relations with Eritrea. We share similar approaches towards current issues on the international and regional agendas and seek to develop our trade and economic ties." President Putin said.
While Russian-Eritrean economic ties is still in its infancy, this hasn't stopped Russian mineral companies from picking up their activity. This year, Ketina Mining, a subsidiary of the Russian Gazprombank, entered into a joint venture with Eritrean State mining company ENAMCO to become the first Russian-Eritrean Mining Share Company.
On the diplomatic front, Russian-Eritrean ties seems to be more stronger. Russia has been a vocal opponent of the illegal and unjust sanctions against Eritrea. In previous UNSC meetings, it has criticized the SEMG for its lack of professionalism and politically motivated biases towards Eritrea. On its part, senior Eritrean officials have visited the disputed Crimea at invitation of the Russian Federation; a move that's been interpreted as Eritrea's support for the Kremlin.
Watch video of the ceremony here
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