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President Isaias’ Keynote Speech on the 29th Independence Anniversary of Eritrea

“Nothing is impossible for a nation and people endowed with unparalleled resources of awareness and commitment”

President Isaias Afwerki delivered a keynote speech to the Eritrean people inside the country and abroad on the occasion of the country’s 29th national Independence Day anniversary.

BY PRESIDENT ISAIAS AFWERKI

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Allow me to extend my warmest congratulations to the entire people of Eritrea inside the country and abroad on this auspicious, 2020, National Independence Day. Let me also express profound gratitude to the Commission of Culture and Sports, all other entities, and, individuals involved in the creative preparation of programs and events so as to imbue due splendor to this momentous day despite the looming threat of the Coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading President Isaias’ Keynote Speech on the 29th Independence Anniversary of Eritrea

President Isaias Afwerki’s 28th Independence Anniversary Speech

Keynote Address by President Isaias Afwerki, 28th Independence Anniversary Asmara, 24 May 2019.

BY SHABAIT

Dear Participant and Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me first convey my heartfelt congratulations to the Eritrean people inside the country and in the Diaspora. I also wish to express our gratitude to all those who stood on the side of the Eritrean people, on the side of truth and justice, for their invaluable solidarity. My thanks to the Commission of Culture and Sports and all compatriots and foreign institutions for their endeavours to imbue commensurate magnificence to this auspicious occasion.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The theme of the 2019 Independence Anniversary is “Resilience for Higher Progress”! Because this is a historical juncture in which the extraordinary resilience of the Eritrean people has been elevated and emerged triumphant once again.

The Eritrean people deserved to be independent, like other colonized peoples and even more so, in the immediate aftermath of the end of the Second World War. But their inalienable national right was suppressed as the great powers of the time felt that “an independent Eritrea would not serve their strategic interests”. Continue reading President Isaias Afwerki’s 28th Independence Anniversary Speech

President Isaias’ Silver Jubilee Independence Day Speech

Dear Participants,

Allow me to congratulate the people of Eritrea everywhere as well as the friends who stood on the side of, and extended their solidarity to, the liberation struggle and independence of the Eritrean people.

Let me further express our profound gratitude to all our compatriots who have come from abroad to amplify the significance of this auspicious moment, as well as to foreign and domestic artists, athletes, youth, students and children who have made tremendous efforts, under the coordination of the Commission of Culture and Sports, to present spectacular shows.

What is the significance of 25 years or quarter of century of “resilience and development”? Where did we start from; in which place? And, where are we going?

Where did we start from; where are we and where could we have been; what is the trajectory of our future progress? How do we conduct resistance and development? Why does that succeed? How did we achieve independence? How do we defend and build it? All these questions/issues impinge and define the contours of our road-map. In this perspective, I will give a bird’s eye view without going into minute details. Continue reading President Isaias’ Silver Jubilee Independence Day Speech