Eritrea Participating in the Celebration of World’s Newest Member State – (VIDEO)

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PIA participate at the independence day of South Sudan


Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki arrived in Juba, the capital city of the newly born nation of South Sudan, one day ahead, to participate in the official celebrations marking the declaration of the Republic of South Sudan due to take place on the 9th of July 2011.

On arrival at Juba International Airport, the President was accorded warm welcome by senior officials and Commanders of the Government of South Sudan and that of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

PIA visiting the cemetery of the late Dr. John Garang

Earlier, an Eritrean government delegation headed by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh that included Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Head of Political Affairs at the PFDJ, and Mr. Abdala  Jabir, Head of Organizational Affairs at the Front had arrived in Juba on July 6 to take part in the celebrations.

It is to be recalled that 98.8% of the people of South Sudan voted for secession from North Sudan in the referendum conducted on 9 January 2011 in line with the comprehensive Naivasha peace agreement (CPA) signed in 2005.