Eritrean president heads to Saudi Arabia for consultations.

 Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki on Monday (July 23) departed the capital Asmara for Saudi Arabia, information minister Yemane Meskel said.

The Minister said the president was heading to Saudi on the invitation of King Salman. Both sides will hold consultations on bilateral and regional issues of cooperation & coordination.



Afwerki’s delegation includes Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and a presidential advisor.

The president’s last reported visit to the Middle East was earlier this month when he visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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During his visit, Afwerki held talks with the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed on enhancing existing ties of cooperation between the two countries.

Eritrea’s information minister Yemane Meskel at the time reported that the two leaders agreed to increase investment in different sectors including education, health, physical infrastructure, agriculture and manufacturing among others.

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