The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, paid a one-day working visit to Eritrea today, December 18th.
Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani was accorded a warm welcome by President Isaias Afwerki on arrival at the Asmara International Airport.
The two leaders subsequently held talks at the State Palace. In the meeting, the two leaders reviewed the ties of friendship and cooperation that exist between the two countries and discussed various matters that will further promote the mutual interests of both countries and peoples.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani affirmed that the State of Qatar will expand, both in scope and quality, its current investments in Eritrea as well as embark on new ventures.
President Isaias and Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani also exchanged views on the overall political developments and trends unfolding in the wider Horn of Africa and Middle Eastern region.
The Emir of the State of Qatar was seen off at Asmara Airport on his departure by President Isaias Afwerki, Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, and Mr. Yemane Gherbeab, Head of PFDJ Political Affairs.
Ambassador Herman Cohen, Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, is expected to lead a panel of international experts, including former State Department officials and experts from the international think tank community on a working visit to Eritrea with the objective of conducting comprehensive and objective study on the current situation in Eritrea. This working visit by such known and credible panel is expected to present evidence-based rebut to all the unwarranted attacks and sanctions against the State of Eritrea. (Source: Meskerem.net)