President Isaias Hold Talks with Vice Foreign Minister of Italy
Asmara, 05 December 2028- President Isaias Afwerki received and held talks today, 5 December at the Denden Guest House with Ms. Emanuela Claudia Del Re, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy as well as with representatives of business delegation accompanying her.
At the meeting President Isaias underlined the long history of engagement of Italy in the region and invited the Italian business community to invest in various sectors.
Ms. Emanuela on her part underscored the existence of vast opportunities for Italian investment in the Horn of Africa and expressed her firm expectation that future investment will promote balanced benefits to the peoples in the region as well as the Italian people.
Indicating that her visit to Eritrea is being conducted following the historic visit of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on 12 October, Ms. Emanuela said that that attests to the interest Italy has in the Horn of Africa.
Briefing on investment opportunities as well as Eritrea’s priorities on investment was also delivered to the representatives of business delegation, report indicates.
In his opening speech, Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea expressed his firm belief that the new era of peace and cooperation in the Horn of Africa will create a vast opportunity of investments and promote balanced benefits to the countries of the region.
Ms. Emanuela on her part stating her country’s interest in Eritrea and the Horn of Africa, underscored that the visit of the Italian investors attests to that fact.
In the same vein, Vice Foreign Minister of Italy, Ms. Emanuela Del Re participated on 4 December at the inauguration ceremony of the National Cardiac Center established at the premises of Orotta National Referral Hospital.
According to Dr. Habteab Mehari, Medical Director at the Orotta National Referral Hospital, the Center was established in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Italian Cooperation Association and World Health Organization (WHO) and is ready for providing cardiology services equipped with necessary facilities.