African leaders are arriving in the Kingdom for the first Saudi-Africa summit.
President Isaias Afwerki has arrived in Riyadh to partake in the first-ever Saudi-Africa summit, which is aimed at drawing foreign direct investment and mobilizing resources for critical infrastructure development.
Upon their arrival at King Khalid International Airport, President Isaias and his accompanying delegation received a warm reception from the Deputy Governor of Riyadh Region, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to Eritrea Saqr bin Suleiman Al-Qurashi, and several other officials.
The summit will be held tomorrow in Riyadh.
The presidential delegation consisted of Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, Mr. Hagos Gebrehiwet; the Head of Economic Affairs for the PFDJ; Mr. Nesredin Mohammed-Saleh, the Minister of Trade and Industry; Ambassador Isa Ahmed Isa, and the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Eritrea.
Eritrea is seeking greater investments to rejuvenate its economy rather than relying on debt. [TN]
Leaders Arrive in Riyadh for Saudi-Africa Summit
African leaders have begun arriving in the Kingdom for the Saudi-Africa summit which starts on Friday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The heads of state include Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, Gabonese interim President Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, Mauritius President Prithvirajsing Roopun, Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Nigerien Prime Minister Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine.
The leaders were greeted by Riyadh Deputy Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman upon their arrival at King Khalid International Airport.
The inaugural Saudi-Africa summit aims to enhance political coordination, address regional security threats, promote economic transformation through research and the local development of new energy solutions, and boost investment cooperation.
Meanwhile, Rashad al-Alimi, Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, arrived in Riyadh to attend the summits of Arab and Islamic nations on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [ARAB NEWS]