Ethiopian delegation expressed appreciation for warm reception

The senior delegation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia highlighted that the warm reception they were accorded by the Government and people of Eritrea is an expression of the readiness and interest of the people of Eritrea for peace and peaceful neighborhood.

Asmara, 10 July 2018 – The senior delegation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia highlighted that the warm reception they were accorded by the Government and people of Eritrea is an expression of the readiness and interest of the people of Eritrea for peace and peaceful neighborhood.

Speaking to Eritrean media, Dr. Werkneh Gebeyehu, Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, stating that the warm welcome they received attests to how much the people of Eritrea cherish peace, expressed deep appreciation for the warm reception they were accorded.

Indicating that the opportunity created will make up for lost opportunities in the last 20 years, Dr. Werkneh expressed conviction that the two peoples will work in solidarity to build a bright future.

Ms. Keria Ibrahim, Speaker of the Ethiopian House of Federation, on her part stating the historic day sprang out the long buried desire of peace and love between the two countries said that the warm welcome they received attests to the Eritrean people’s sublime culture of welcoming guests. Ms. Keria also said that it is hard to break up with the people of Eritrea even for one day let alone for 20 years. Highlighting that the peace effort being conducted by the two sides has been successfully concluded and the remaining task is enhancing bilateral economic, social and developmental relations.

The senior Ethiopian delegation that accompanied PM Dr. Abiy Ahmed upon the official visit to Eritrea on 8 and 9 July comprises Dr. Werkneh Gebeyehu, Foreign Minister, Ms. Mufteriat Kamil, Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representatives, Ms. Keria Ibrahim, Speaker of the Ethiopian House of Federation and Mr. Haj Seyum, President of Afar Regional State.