Sheffield, November 27,2016
The Eritrean Community members residing in Sheffield, United Kingdom, have voiced staunch resistance against external conspiracies and expressed readiness to back up the national developments drive. Eritrean Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland, H.E. Estifanos Habtemariam gave the participants of the seminar extensive briefing regarding situation in Eritrea and Horn of Africa.
He said, Eritrea has come through successive obstacles and animosities in the past years and the disguised hostilities against the Eritrean people. He carried on saying that, history is witness of the Eritrean people’s triumph to the fact that they have always prevailed against all odds. With the cultured and rule abiding people and leadership that has progressive and realistic policies, Eritrea has become exemplary that those who have agenda of domination, have openly become hostile against the Eritrean people.
Ambassador Estifanos told the audience that despite the many deceptive statements emanating from the TPLF regime, having rejected the Final and Binding decision of the
Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission, accordance with the Algiers Agreements it signed. It has been able to evade its responsibilities under international law with the tacit approval and enormous financial, diplomatic and political support of the US Administration and the United Nations, who have from time to time floated unwarranted time buying “initiatives” under various pre-texts in order to appease the regime in Ethiopia, by seeking to amend, change, revisit and revise the Final and Binding EEBC decision.
In addition to the border issue, the internal situation in Ethiopia threatened to destabilize the region. Armed resistance in Tigray, Oromia, Ogaden and other regions of Ethiopia are
increasing. The TPLF regime has been using violence and intimidations to suppress the popular uprising which is spreading throughout Ethiopia.
On the economic front, Ambassador Estifanos Habtemariam told the participants that Eritrea’s primary priority is to achieve food sufficiency and elevate the standard of living for all. Understanding the many external challenges to Eritrea’s development, he encouraged all citizens to participate in building the foundations for Eritrea’s economic growth.
He expressed conviction to resist, during which the development progress of Eritrea is registering promising results and citizens expressing resolve to invest in their country.
At the end of his presentation, Ambassador Estifanos Habtemariam answered questions from the audience and addressed their concerns. Ambassador also reminded the participants that, our biggest responsibility to the Eritrean martyrs is to never compromise Eritrea’s national security, and provided an in depth reports. Mr. Suleman Hassen, Head of the Consular Affairs at the Embassy of State of Eritrea to UK & Ireland, update on the latest Embassy and Consular services.
The participants on their part expressed their willingness and readiness to enhance their contribution towards the ongoing nation building process and that they will always stand alongside their people and Government and will rebuff any external conspiracies by strengthening their unity and will defend their nation whatever the cost.
Eritrean Musical artists, which had travelled all the way from London, Manchester and Newcastle to entertain the crowd. With performances by Maekelle Oqbamichael, Weghata Berhane and the incomparable musicians The much admired and respected musical ensemble played old and new songs to the audiences’ delight, making the Sheffield Mekete event
even more memorable.
Eritrea Embassy Media UK
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