State Dinner in honor of Dr. Abiy Ahmed

President Isaias Afwerki hosted State Dinner on 8 July in honor of Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia and his delegation at the Asmara Municipality Hall.

Asmara, 09 July 2018- President Isaias Afwerki hosted State Dinner on 8 July in honor of Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia and his delegation at the Asmara Municipality Hall.

The State Dinner that was attended by senior Eritrean Government and PFDJ officials, members of the diplomatic corps and invited guests was highlighted by cultural and artistic program depicting the significance of peace and mutual cooperation between the two countries.

Speaking at the occasion, President Isaias Afwerki said that the tumultuous welcome accorded to Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and his delegation attests to how much the people of Eritrea cherish peace. President Isaias also expressed appreciation for the bold political choice Prime Minister Dr. Abiy has taken that will recoup lost time and opportunity in the past 20 years.

Dr. Abiy Ahmed on his part expressed deep appreciation for the warm reception he was accorded by the Government and people of Eritrea and the readiness and interest President Isaias has shown for peace and peaceful neighborhood.

Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed also said "enough of war & news of imminent war. I congratulate the peoples of Eritrea & Ethiopia as we embark on a promising chapter of peace and stability by bringing to an end the phase of no-war, no-peace".

President Isaias also invited Dr. Abiy Ahmed and his delegation for a coffee ceremony at his residence. They also visited the landscape at Dirfo.