Eritrea: 30th Issue of Eri-News Released
H.E. Biniam Berhe, Political Officer, Permanent Mission of Eritrea to AU & UNECA
The Press Section of the Permanent Mission of the State of Eritrea to the AU and UNECA has released its thirtieth bi-weekly newsletter.
Visit here to read the previous newsletter.
In this issue:
- Eritrea Participated in the 18th COMESA Summit
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea Press Statement on Eritrea’s Stance on the Situation in Yemen
- Eritrea’s Achievements on Gender Equality Applauded at a UN Side Event
Eritrea Participated in the 18th COMESA Summit
The 18th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) was convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 30 and 31 March 2015. The Summit was held under the theme “Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization.”
The Summit was preceded by the meetings of COMESA Policy Organs at the level of experts, senior officials and Ministers which took place from 18-29 March.
Eritrea was represented at the Summit and the preparatory meetings by its Permanent Mission to the AU and UNECA.
The Summit noted that annual intra-COMESA trade which stood at USD 3.1 billion in 2000, when the COMESA Free Trade Area was launched, grew seven-fold by 2014 to USD 22.4
The Summit endorsed the COMESA Industrialization Policy, considered the reports of the COMESA Organs and autonomous institutions and gave directions on the way forward.
The Summit also reviewed the state of peace and security in the COMESA region, and appointed new Judges of the COMESA Court of Justice, Commissioners of the COMESA Competition
Commission, and members of the Committee of Elders.
The 19th COMESA Summit will be held in Madagascar in 2016.
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