Asmara, September 2011 – President Isaias Afwerki returned home in the afternoon hours today from New York City. It is to be recalled that he left for New York on 17 September to take part in the 66th session of the UN General Assembly.
During his stay, the President conducted extensive discussion on bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest with the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the Presidents of Qatar, Republic of South Sudan, Nigeria, Guinea and Senegal, as well as the Prime Minister of Kuwait, the Foreign Ministers of Italy, Russia, China, Oman and Mauritania, in addition with Ministers and senior officials of other countries.
Furthermore, President Isaias conducted extensive seminar with thousands of Eritrean nationals residing in the US and Canada, during which he lauded the steadfastness and staunch rebuff of the Eritrean people. He also called on Eritrean citizens living abroad to enhance their participation and contribution, in an organized manner, in the available opportunities in various sectors.
Moreover, the President advised them to acquire skill and knowledge, strengthen their capacity and save money for the future.