President Isaias returns home concluding official visit to Ethiopia

President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed  laid the foundation stone for the new Eritrean Embassy building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed described the occasion as “Christmas gift to the people and Government of the people of Ethiopia to the people and Government of Eritrea”. Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed also expressed readiness in 2020 to strengthen cooperation with Eritrea in all sectors.

President Isaias on his part expressed gratitude for the hospitality accorded to his delegation and reiterated Eritrea’s resolute decision to work with requisite vigor to recoup lost opportunities by three generation to bolster new chapter of cooperation between the two countries.

President Isaias also wished Happy New Year to the people and Government of Ethiopia.

The occasion was attended by Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Gedu Andargachew, Ethiopia’s  Minister of  Foreign Affairs, senior officials of the two countries and Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa  as well as invited guests.

Meanwhile, President Isaias and his delegation accompanied by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed visited Adama City, Oromia Region, and the industrial park there as well as agricultural and industrial projects in Bishoftu and Dukem.

During the visit, President Isaias Afwerki and Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed held extensive discussion on the implementation of tangible joint development programs and infrastructural linkages in 2020 in accordance with the friendship and peace agreement signed between the two countries in Asmara on 9 July 2018.

President Isaias and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed underlined that both Governments are working to redouble efforts to achieve peace and develop strong bilateral cooperation in several sectors.

Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed also on 26& December hosted dinner reception in honor of President Isaias and his delegation. The occasion was attended by President Sahle-Work Zewde, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mokennen, Ministers, religious leaders, members of the diplomatic community as well as invited guests.

President Isaias was seen off at the Bole International Airport by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed.

President Isaias Afwerki returned home in the morning hours of 27 December concluding three-day official visit to Ethiopia.