- March 20, 2019
- Posted by: Abdirahman Ali Hassan
- Category: News in English
Mar 18, 2019
According to Eritrean Information Minister Yemane G. Meskel, the delegation was seeking to promote regional cooperation and peace.
On arrival, the Eritrean delegation was received by Somaliland Vice President Abdirahman Abdilahi Saili and Minister for Foreign affairs Yasin Mohamoud. The team from Eritrea was later received by Somaliland President, Muse Bihi Abdi, in his office.
At a joint conference, the Eritrean and Somaliland Foreign Affairs ministers briefed the media on the purpose of the official visit: “The Eritrean delegation was dispatched here by our President, Isaias Afwerki, to consult with our counterparts in Somaliland. We have been away from the politics and other collaborative engagements of the Horn of Africa region for the last 20 years, owing to war back at home.”
According to the Eritrean delegation, the country is actively back and ready to play a role in regional affairs. The trip to Hargeisa, said the Eritrean delegates, marks the beginning of diplomatic relations between Eritrea and Somaliland