Asmara, 13 September 2018- President Isaias Afwerki today, 13 September, met and held talks at the State House with Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Egypt, focusing on boosting bilateral relations and the development of peace and cooperation prevailing in the region.
Mr. Sameh Shoukry delivered message of President Abdul Fatah Sisi to President Isaias Afwerki.
President Isaias Afwerki and Foreign Minister Sameh also discussed on the peace and friendship accord signed by Eritrea and Ethiopia as well as on the implementation of the tripartite agreement signed between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Indicating that President Isaias Afwerki and President Al Sisi have common position on most of the issues raised, Mr. Sameh said that strengthening bilateral relations between Eritrea and Egypt will have significant contribution in the development of economic and security sectors and others as well as in the peace process in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea basin.
The Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab on his part stated that the visit of Mr. Sameh Shoukry is in continuation of the continuous meetings and consultations between the two countries and that Egypt has important role in the peace and stability in the region. Mr. Yemane also underlined that Eritrea supports the effort of President Abdul Fattah Sisi to restore the role of Egypt in the region.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Presidential Advisor Mr. Yemane Gebreab and Mr. Amin Hassan, Director of the Office of the President, on the Eritrean side and Mr. Mohammed Al-Musa, Advisor of the Minister, and Mr. Yasir Hashim, Ambassador of Egypt to Eritrea.