Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018
MESSAGE FOR MEDIA
On October 19, in Asmara, the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov was received by President of the State of Eritrea Isaias Afeworki.
The mutual focus of Moscow and Asmara on deepening political dialogue and close coordination of foreign policy approaches based on the fundamental principles of international law, the coincidence or proximity of the two countries on key international problems was also confirmed. At the same time, it was stated that it is necessary to consolidate international efforts in support of the speediest overcoming of all the contradictions between the states of the Horn of Africa and the strengthening of relations of good-neighborliness, stability and security in this region.
In this context, special attention was paid to the dynamic completion of the process of normalizing relations of Eritrea with Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti and the complete abolition of anti-Eritrean sanctions of the UN Security Council.