President Isaias Leaves on working visit to Qatar and Egypt

President Isaias Afwerki left today for Qatar and Egypt on a working visit at the invitation of Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.

Asmara, 3 May 2010- President Isaias Afwerki left today for Qatar and Egypt on a working visit at the invitation of Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.

In the course of the visit, the President would hold talks with the leaders of the two countries on enhancing bilateral relations and regional, as well as international issues of mutual interest.

President Isaias was accorded warm welcome on arrival in Doha at noon.

Later on, he met and held talks with the Crown Prince Sheikh Temim Bin-Hamad Al-Thani and other senior Qatari government officials.  In the meeting, the President exchanged views on Eritrean-Qatari relations, economic cooperation based on partnership and regional as well as international issues of mutual interest.