The Eritrean Embassy in Washington has confirmed that President Isaias Afwerki will participate in the upcoming 66th United Nations General Assembly that was slated to kick start from 13th – 30th of September 2011.
According to the embassy, the president will be conducting a public seminar for Eritreans living in New York City and its environs on 25th September 2011.
This visit comes following his meeting with the UN chief at the independence celebration of South Sudan in the capital Juba; where the president expressed his readiness to visit the UN headquarter to present Eritrea’s views on regional issues.
The president also requested Ban Ki-Moon to create for him the necessary forum so that his government representatives and its accusers meet face to face.
Recently, the president made a series of state visits to the region including Uganda, key East African country and Equatorial Guinea, the current chairman state of the African Union.
PRESIDENT ISAIAS LEAVES FOR NEW YORK
Asmara, 17 September 2011 – President Isaias Afwerki today left for New York to attend the 66th session of the UN General Assembly.
During his stay, the President would conduct discussion with various bodies, besides meeting with Eritrean nationals residing in North America.