Festival staged to mark 10th anniversary of Eritrean-South African diplomatic ties
Asmara, 30 October 2014 – A festival marking the 10th anniversary of Eritrean-South African diplomatic relations was staged today at the Expo grounds here in the capital under the theme “People, Liberation and Development”. Senior Eritrean government officials, heads of national associations, Ambassadors, representatives of international organizations and invited guests participated in the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Tesfamichael Gerahtu stated that Eritrea and South Africa share similar historical experience of struggle for freedom and justice. He further pointed out that more efforts need to be exerted towards reinforcing the existing political, economic, cultural and diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Likewise, the South African Ambassador to Eritrea, Prof. Iqbal Jhazbhay, explained that the present festival would be marked annually in a manner that would enhance the political, economic, cultural, as well as diplomatic relations between Eritrea and South Africa.
Moreover, Ambassador Iqbal also indicated that the two countries would strive to exert joint efforts in the international arena. He said that his country condemns the unjust and illegal sanction resolutions against Eritrea.
According to reports, cultural performances staged at the festival added color to the event.
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