Foreign Ministers of China and Eritrea Hold Talks
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh in Beijing Monday.
Noting China cherishes the traditional friendship between the two countries, Wang said the Chinese side is willing to strengthen exchanges, enhance understanding, deepen mutual trust and achieve common development with the Eritrean side.
China’s relations with African countries are based on non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, said Wang, adding that China is ready to work with African countries including the Eritrean side to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries.
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Osman said Eritrea regards China as a long-term and true friend. The Eritrean side welcomes China to play an active role in promoting peace and stability of the Horn of Africa and is willing to promote exchanges and cooperation in various fields with China.
Senior Eritrean Delegation on Working Visit to China
Senior Eritrean delegation comprising Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Presidential Adviser Mr. Yemane Gebreab are on a three-day working visit to the Peoples Republic of China.
The Eritrean delegation met and held talks on 6 May in Beijing with the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Wang Yi focusing on bilateral relations and mutual cooperation as well as on regional and global issues of interest to both countries.
Expressing Eritrea’s readiness to develop strong cooperation with China for the benefit of both countries, Foreign Minister Osman Saleh said that Eritrea supports the role of China in ensuring peace and stability in the Horn of Africa.
Indicating that the policy of China towards Africa is based on non interference in the internal affairs of countries, Mr. Yang Yi said that China welcomed the positive developments in the Horn of Africa and underlined its readiness to contribute in the consolidation of the ongoing process.
The two sides assessed the relation between the two countries to date and discussed ways and means of boosting cooperation in various sectors.
During its stay in China, the Eritrea delegation will conduct similar discussions with various Chinese officials and investors.
NUEW Receives Material Support from China Embassy
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China has extended material support to the National Union of Eritrean Women aimed at developing human resources of the union.
The material support includes machineries for making ceramics, weaving, design as well as artifacts.
At the handing over ceremony that was conducted on 30 April, the Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr. Yang Zigang said that the material support attests to the friendly relations and good wish between the Chinese Women’s Federation and the National Union of Eritrean Women and expressed expectation that the materials will have significant contribution in the human resources development of the union.
Explaining the long standing and historical relations between Eritrea and China, the President of the NUEW, Ms. Tekea Tesfamicael said that the support is in continuation of the previous stationery and gymnasium materials support the Embassy extended to the union.
The ceremony was attended by staff members of the NUEW and Embassy of China.
* (Last update on May 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm Asmara local time)