Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
August 30 - September 1 The Russian Federation will pay a working visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea O. Saleh. On August 31, in Sochi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov will hold in-depth talks with him on the entire range of bilateral relations, as well as on topical international and African issues.
It is planned to discuss the prospects for further building up the trade, economic and investment partnership, including the implementation of joint projects in the energy sector, the development of mineral deposits in Eritrea, the construction of infrastructure facilities in this country. It is also planned to pay great attention to the training of Eritrean professional cadres in higher educational institutions of our country and to the strengthening of the juridical base of multifaceted cooperation.
We note that due to the proximity or coincidence of positions on major international and African topics, Moscow and Asmara are actively developing political dialogue, close coordination is carried out within the UN and other multilateral platforms. In this context, during the talks in Sochi, the focus will be on resolving crisis situations in Africa, primarily by the forces of the countries of the continent themselves. Special attention is paid by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister Eritrea O. Saleh to the situation in the Horn of Africa, where in the recent period there have been significant positive developments in resolving long-standing conflicts.
We expect that the forthcoming visit to Russia of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea O. Saleh will give the necessary impetus to joint work on further opening the potential of the traditionally friendly ties between Moscow and Asmara.