Date: Saturday, 01 September 2018
Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed’s working visit to Russia
From August 30 to September 1, Foreign Minister of the State of Eritrea Osman Saleh Mohammed will be Russia on a working visit. On August 31 in Sochi, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold in-depth talks with his counterpart on the entire range of bilateral relations as well as on the relevant international and African agendas.
The ministers plan to discuss the prospects for increasing investment partnership in trade and the economy, including joint projects in the energy sector and development of the mineral deposits in Eritrea, construction of infrastructure facilities in the country. They will also devote extended time on plans to train Eritrean professionals at Russian universities and to strengthen the legal framework necessary for multifaceted cooperation.
It should be noted that due to similar or matching views on the major international and African issues, Moscow and Asmara are actively developing a political dialogue. They are also engaged in close coordination within the UN and other multilateral formats. This being said, the talks in Sochi will focus on resolving the crises in Africa primarily through the efforts of the African countries themselves. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed will also focus on the situation on the Horn of Africa which has recently seen significant progress in resolving long-standing conflicts.