Eritrea: Official Commemoration of Operation Fenkil




Official Commemoration of Operation Fenkil | Feb 9, 2019



Massawa, 10 February 2018 – The official ceremony of the commemoration of the 29th anniversary of Operation Fenkil was conducted with enthusiasm under the theme ““Operation Fenkil: Epitome of Heroic History”.



Today in the morning hours, President Isaias Afwerki laid wreath at the Tiwalet Monument in connection with the Operation Fenkil.



Mr. Alamin Mohammed Seid, Secretary of the PFDJ, Ms. Tekea Tesfamichael, and Chairwomen of the National Union of Eritrean Women and Brig. Gen. Tekle Libsu, Governor of the Northern Red Sea region also laid wreath at the Patriots Monument.



At the official commemorative ceremony that was attended by senior government and PFDJ officials as well as a number of pilgrims and Massawa residents, the Chairperson of the Holidays Coordinating Committee in Northern Red Sea region, Ms. Zeineb Omar, said that this year’s commemoration of Operation Fenkil is unique for it is being celebrated following the peace and friendship agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Ms. Zeineb also called for taking advantage of the opportunity for renewing commitment and strengthening participation in the nation building process.



The administrator of the port city of Massawa, Mr. Haile Asfaha on his part said that this year’s commemoration of Operation Fenkil has deep meaning for it is being celebrated at the time of lifting the illegal sanctions that was imposed on Eritrea and expressed appreciation for those that contributed for the colorful celebration.



The event was highlighted by cultural and artistic performances and other programs depicting the history and the heroic feats demonstrated during the Operation Fenkil to liberate Massawa.