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Eritrean residing in UK celebrated the 33rd Independence Day Anniversary under the theme ““Peace Anchored on Resilience”.

Posted by: Yared Tesfay

Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Eritrean residing in UK celebrated the 33rd Independence Day Anniversary  under the theme ““Peace Anchored on Resilience”.

By Embassy Media,  

London 27 May 2024

As part of the ongoing UK Independent program in Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Nottingham, Coventry, Cardiff, Middlesbrough, Glasgow, Dublin, Leeds, Southampton, Wakefield, Derby, Liverpool and Leicester, which officially kicked off on Saturday 18th May 2024 in London. Greeting the participants with smiles all-round was the job of every Eritrean on the spot; nonetheless there were well organised programs for the participants, which made their day unforgettable, a bright day that marked the resilience and unity of Eritreans was colourfully celebrated.

The celebration was attended by Mr. Saleh Abdella, Charge d’ Affairs of the Embassy of the State of Eritrea to UK & Ireland, Ambassadors & High Commissioners representatives of Ivory Coast, Italy, UK, Burundi, Uganda, Ghana, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guinea, Egypt, South Sudan, Gambia, Libya, Tanzania, Cote d'Ivoire, Botswana,  along than 2000 Eritrean British citizens residing in London.

Mr. Muluberhan Berhe, chair of the Organising Committee presented the opening remarks by welcoming the participants and wishing the event a success.  Speaking at the opening ceremony, the chairman of the British Eritrean Community Organisation Network (BECON), Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Mahmud stressed the paramount importance of holding the event in bringing Eritreans together. It also has a vital role to play in reinforcing identity and bequeathing cherished societal values to future generations, he added.

Mr. Saleh Abdella, Charge d’ Affairs of the Embassy of the State of Eritrea to UK & Ireland gave a speech, thanking the participants in taking part on the celebration of Eritrean Independence there by updating the participants on current state of affairs. He said Eritrea has come through successive obstacles and animosities in the past years and the disguised hostilities against the Eritrean people, and carried on saying that, history is witness of the Eritrean people’s triumph to the fact that they have always prevailed against all odds. 

With the cultured and rule abiding people and leadership that has progressive and realistic policies, Eritrea has become exemplary that those who have agenda of domination have openly become hostile against the Eritrean people.


He expressed conviction to resist, during which the development progress of Eritrea is registering promising results and Eritreans in diaspora expressing resolve to invest in their country. Mr. Saleh Abdella, also reminded the participants that, our biggest responsibility to the Eritrean martyrs is to never compromise Eritrea’s national security.


On the occasion of Eritrea Independence celebration in London, former British Ambassador, Mr. Peter Ford, spoke about Eritrea resilience, resourcefulness, and cohesiveness of the society within the context of the ‘Never kneel down’ motto.


Following beautiful musical entertainment with great artistic line-up put their harmony filled with soul concluding the night in a traditional Eritrean dance bringing every participant together.

May in Honour the Great Day!
Happy Independence!

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