New agreement allows Italian schools in Eritrea to reopen

19:06 21 SET 2012 

(AGI) – Rome, Sept. 21 – Italy and Eritrea have signed a new agreement on the status of Italian schools and their staff in Eritrea. "This is an important outcome for relaunching the historical Italian presence in the country," said Italy's Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi, speaking of the positive outcome of negotiations that Terzi personally undertook. The agreement signed today between Italy's ambassador to Asmara, Marcello Fondi, and Eritrea's Minister of Education, Semere Russom, defines the terms under which the schools, and the conditions of their staff, can operate. It allows for the immediate reopening of the schools, which had been temporarily closed. . .