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34th Issue of Eri-News Released

Independence Day Celebrations in London, UK

The Press Section of the Permanent Mission of the State of Eritrea to the AU and UNECA has released its 34th newsletter.

Visit here to read the previous newsletter.

Articles featured in this issue:
  • Eritrea’s 24th Anniversary of Independence Celebrated 
  • World Leaders Sent Messages of Congratulations on Eritrean Independence Day
  • Message of Congratulations from the Chairperson of AUC
  • Africa Day Celebrated in Asmara
  • Pictures from Independence Day Celebrations

World Leaders Sent Messages of Congratulations on Eritrean Independence Day 

Several Heads of State and Government as well as Heads of Regional and International Organizations
conveyed messages of congratulations to President Isaias Afwerki, the People and Government of Eritrea
on the occasion of the 24th Anniversary of Independence.

The leaders commended Eritrea’s role in the maintenance of peace and security in the region, appreciated
the achievements registered in improving the standard of life of the people, and reaffirmed their
readiness to enhance the existing bilateral relations with Eritrea.

Partial list of the Leaders who sent messages of congratulations:
  • General Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of the Australian Commonwealth
  • King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain
  • President Paul Biya of Cameroon
  • President Xi Jinping of China
  • President Kolinada Grabar-Kitarovic of Croatia
  • President Raul Castro of Cuba
  • President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt
  • President Joachim Gauck of Germany
  • President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana
  • President Prokopis Pavlopoulos of Greece
  • President Alpha Condé of Guinea 
  • President Pranab Mukherjee of India
  • President Hassan Rouhani of Iran
  • President Reuven Rivlin of Israel
  • President Sergio Mattarella of Italy
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • President Kim Yong-nam of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia
  • President Arthur Peter Mutharika of Malawi
  • President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico
  • King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
  • President Anibal Kavaco Silva of Portugal
  • President Vladimir Putin of Russia
  • King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia
  • President Tony Tan Keng Yam of Singapore
  • President Jacob Zuma of South Africa
  • King Felipe VI of Spain
  • President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka
  • Presidents Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia
  • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey
  • Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom
  • Pope Francis of the Vatican
  • Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union
  • Mr. Patrick Gomes, Secretary General of the
  • African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
  • Mr. Jose Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization 

Message of Congratulations from the Chairperson of AUC 

The following is the text of the congratulatory letter that the Chairperson of the AUC, Dr. Nkosazana
Dlamini Zuma, sent to President Isaias Afwerki on the occasion of Eritrean Independence Day.

“On the auspicious occasion of the celebration of the National Day of the State of Eritrea, I wish, on behalf of the Commission of the African Union and on my behalf, to convey to your Excellency, the government and people of Eritrea, our warm and fraternal congratulations.

“I would like to seize this opportunity to express my personal appreciation for the efforts that your Government is deploying towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals as well as peace and prosperity for your great country.

“I remain confident that under your able leadership, Eritrea will continue to work closely with the African Union for the attainment of the objectives of our Continental Organization.”

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  1. Many governments were send. Coagulation message to Eritrea government. But there was no Sudan government send message. And PIA was not join to President Al Beshir celebration day.what is the problem?

  2. Zereisenay instead of trying to be smart learn how to write a correct sentence in English. Ok never mind English try to write in your mother tongue so that every one can understand you.
    After all in Tigrigna they say " ebahal ila dumu tequahila"! does it ring a bell zeray wedi Tigray!!1


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