Visit to development and historical sites

About 200 staff members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have visited development and historical sites in the regions of Southern and Northern Red Sea, and the Gash Barka from 21 to 29 December in connection with the New Year.

Asmara, 01 January 2018- About 200 staff members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have visited development and historical sites in the regions of Southern and Northern Red Sea, and the Gash Barka from 21 to 29 December in connection with the New Year.

The visit included development sites in Gahtelai, Massawa, Gelalo, Idi, Assab, Rahaita, Afabet, Nakfa, Sawa, Kerkebet, Haikota, Omahajer, Tesenei among others.

During their visit to Rahaita, the tour participants visited historical heritage sites in the area accompanied by Sultan Abdel-Kader Dawud of Rahaita.

In his briefing to the visitors Sultan Abdel-Kader said that beyond its richness in historical sites and tradition, Rahaita has strong strategic importance and called on the youth to preserve their culture and values and give due attention to traditional youth organization.

The G. D. of Research and Study at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Isa Ahmed said that the objective of the tour was to enable the staff members have first hand information and broaden their understanding on the development activities that are being conducted aimed at ensuring food security and improving the lives of citizens.

The participants of the tour on their part said that they have been able to have first hand information on the historical and development sites and expressed appreciation for the implementation of the big development programs through internal capacity and especially that of the youth as well as the ancient customs that are still practiced in Rahaita.