President Isaias departs for working visit to Somalia and Kenya
Asmara, 13 December 2018- President Isaias Afwerki departs today, 13 December for a working visit to Federal Republic of Somalia and Republic of Kenya.
The historic visit of President Isaias to Somalia is in continuation of the consultative summits between the leaders of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.
The first visit of President Isaias to Somalia is also based on the historical ties between the two countries.
Upon arrival in Mogadishu, President Isaias was accorded warm welcome by President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed and other senior Somali government officials accompanied with the national anthem of the two countries. The two leaders also held discussion at the National Palace on bilateral relations.
President Isaias will proceed from Mogadishu to Nairobi at an invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya.
The two leaders will discuss on the role of Kenya in the peace and cooperation prevailing in the Horn of Africa and on strengthening trade and investment between Eritrea and Kenya.
Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab and Director of the Office of the President, Mr. Amin Hassan are part of the delegation.
President Isaias Afwerki & his entourage were accorded warm welcome by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Ministers, Parliamentarians & other Somali dignitaries on arrival at Mogadishu Airport earlier in the day. Delegation includes FM Osman Saleh, Pre. Adviser Yemane G/ab.. pic.twitter.com/1FzYG4St3s
— Yemane G. Meskel 🇪🇷 (@hawelti) December 13, 2018
H.E President Isaias Afwerki lands in #Mogadishu on an official state visit. #Somalia and #Eritrea share history underpinned by friendship, respect and partnership. Today marks a new era for our two nations' bilateral relations. pic.twitter.com/qg4pp2nECz
— Villa Somalia (@TheVillaSomalia) December 13, 2018