The missing 400km Garora – Port Sudan highway to connect the port cities of Eritrea and Sudan finally inaugurated today in the presence of President Isaias Afwerki and President Omar Al-Bashir.
The Eritrean president arrived in Port-Sudan in the afternoon hours of yesterday to participate in the official opening of the 7th Red Sea Tourism and Shopping Festival that will kick start today in the port city.
In their continued efforts to have a safe and open border between the two countries by shaping each other’s strategic depth, Eritrea recently completed the 100Km road that extends from Wedi-labka via Gahtelai and Shieb to the Sudanese border town of Garora.
The completion of this highly strategic road link between Massawa Port and Port-Sudan besides the recently inaugurated Al-Lafa – Kassala continental highway is regarded as crucial as it will contribute immensely in the realization of economic integration between Sudan and Eritrea.
The two countries have already abolished visa requirements for all people and goods movement between the two countries.
Minister of Tourism, Ms. Askalu Menkorios and the Commander of the Eritrean Navy, Maj. Gen. Humed Karikare also present in the festival accompanying President Afwerki.
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President Isaias Afwerki and President Omar Al-Bashir participating at the Red Sea Tourism and Shopping Festival in Port-Sudan
President Isaias Afwerki and President Field Marshal Omar Al-Bashir, President of the Republic of Sudan, officially opened on 24 November the 7th Red Sea Tourism and Sopping Festival in Port-Sudan.
President Isaias Afwerki left for Port-Sudan in the afternoon hours on 23 November at an official invitation to participate at the festival.
Upon his arrival, the President received warm welcome from the people and Government.
Reports from the correspondents of the Ministry of Information indicate that Eritrean senior Government officials including Ms. Askalu Monkorios, Minister of Tourism, and Maj. Gen. Humed Karikare, Commander of the Eritrean Navy, are participating in the festival.
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