Welcoming Ethiopian Guests in Eritrea
Asmara, 19 July 2018- Official ceremony in connection with flight resumption of the Ethiopian Airlines from and to Addis Ababa-Asmara was held at the Asmara Palace Hotel on 18 July.
The ceremony was attended by the former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, the General Manager of the Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, members of the Diplomatic Corps as well as the investors, business people, artists and journalists that came to Asmara with the first inaugural flight.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that the resumption of the Ethiopian Airlines flight to Asmara will have significant contribution in cementing the new era of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn on his part expressed deep appreciation for the two leaders for making breakthrough in creating a new era of friendship between the two peoples and that will give an important lesson in the region. Mr. Hailemariam also expressed appreciation for the warm welcome they were accorded by the people and Government Eritrea.
The General Manager of the Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam indicated that the Airlines has 104 Airplanes flying to 114 international destinations and that will have significant contribution in developing the tourism sector in both countries.
The Ethiopian artists also expressed readiness to work alongside the Eritrean artists in promoting the new era of friendship and cooperation between the peoples of Eritrea and Ethiopia.
The event was highlighted by artistic performance by the Ethiopian cultural group and Aser music band.