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Regional Integration.

Post by Zmeselo » 07 Nov 2019, 10:31



Keynote address

http://shabait.com/news/local-news/29564-statement-



Welcoming remarks by H.E. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea At the 23rd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE)-ECS Office for Eastern Africa 5th-7th November 2019 -Asmara, Eritrea

Honorable Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of UNECA,

Honorable Ministers and Senior Government Officials,
Distinguished Delegates and Invited Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,


It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you all to the beautiful city of Asmara which is often referred to as “Africa’s jewel of Modernity!”.



Indeed, it is with immense gratitude and honor that the people and government of Eritrea are hosting the 23rd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts of the Economic Commission for Africa – Sub-Regional for Eastern Africa. In this regard, I would like to thank the Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa for providing us with the opportunity to host this timely and important event. I would like also to recognize the outgoing Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts, the Republic of Rwanda, for steering ably the works of the 22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts.

Distinguished Delegates,

As the theme of this gathering insinuates, Africa in general and the Eastern Africa region in particular, have remarkable potential and capabilities to leverage and expedite regional integration. Our sub-region - the Horn of Africa - after decades of externally induced inter-and-intra-state conflicts, has begun to breathe the air of hope and togetherness. Peace and stability, critical prerequisite of regional integration, are new opportunities that we can leverage for regional integration.



Evidently, central to the recent hopeful environment prevailing in our region is the landmark peace deal signed between H.E. President Isaias Afwerki and H.E. P.M. Abiy Ahmed last year here in Asmara.

The peace-dividend of this historic event can simply be attested by the consequential engagements undertaken among the leaders and peoples of the sub-region in the past 15 months. The leaders of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, South Sudan, the Sudan and Kenya have reaffirmed their strong commitments to work together and realize the aspirations of their brotherly peoples. Indeed, this is what we need to capitalize on as we envisage materializing regional integration.

Distinguished Delegates,

The combined human and natural resources of our region are significantly enormous to transform the lives of each individual person.

Apparently, these resources are not an end by themselves. The lofty ideals of regional economic integration might seem appealing on blue prints. However, it is judicious to design pragmatic polices and measurable projects. Without transforming our existing infrastructural capacities, both human and physical, lofty objectives of enhancing regional trade or economic integration, will remain wishful and incomprehensible.



Transformation and improvements of our connectivity through roads, railways, sea-ports, airports, pipelines…etc. will inevitably entail substantial financial and human capital, as well as technological and energy capacities. To put in place all these inputs, we should primarily value and mobilize our domestic resources. Africa has already drawn enough lessons from falling victim to global financial institutions and corporate conglomerates.

Distinguished Delegates,

For its part, Eritrea has been engaged in implementing transformative developmental polices and projects; driven by its internal capacities. To ensure the delivery of basic social services, such as health, water, education, transportation and livelihood, significant policy measures have been executed. At this momentous peace-time, the ‘can do’ sprit of the Eritrean people and the government of Eritrea has prompted them to embark on rapid development to regain lost opportunities and attain a viable socio-economic transformation in the coming few years.

Distinguished Delegates,

In the following three days, as we reflect on the “new opportunities for regional integration,” we have to be mindful of the interdependency of every single sector and we need to create synergies to ensure coherence and sustainability. All the thematic areas identified in our Programme of Work are topical and I hope our deliberations would galvanize to unlock the shared opportunities and potentials in our region.

Eritrea’s view of regional integration is guided by simple and doable vision; that is building strong regional blocks. We should not be trapped in overlapping and ambitious regional gatherings and forums. Gauging our real capabilities entails prudence.

Distinguished Delegates,



Finally, while I place my trust in the success of the 23rd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts, I hereby officially open the Meeting. I wish you all very successful deliberations and a pleasant stay!

I Thank You!


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Post by Awash » 07 Nov 2019, 12:16

Djibouti inaugure un deuxième corridor routier de 112 kilomètres vers l'Ethiopie


Date de création: 07 novembre 2019 09:54

(Agence Ecofin) - Le chef de l'Etat djiboutien, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, a inauguré le mercredi 6 novembre un 2e corridor routier avec l'Ethiopie, un axe qui vient renforcer l'intégration économique bilatérale....
https://www.agenceecofin.com/transports ... ObcOCEx0mo

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ጉጅለ ባህሊ 'ስብሪት' ንተሳተፍቲ መበል 23 ኣኼባ በይነ-መንግስታዊ ኮሚተ ላዕለዎት ሰብ-መዚን ክኢላታትን ቊጠባዊ ኮሚሽን ኣፍሪቃ #ICSOE2019: ዘቕረበቶ ምርኢት።

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High-level participants attending the 23rd Meeting of Intergovernmental Committee of Experts & Senior Officials of 14 East African countries, visited Adihalo & Gergera dams. This will help them know, what Eritrea is up to. #ECA_SRO_EA #ICSOE2019 #ECA_OFFICIAL @afatinong


Asmara, Eritrea! 23rd meeting of #ICSOE2019 Concludes, by adopting on The Asmara Communique. Meeting anonymously elected Eritrea, as chair, Seychelles & Ethiopia as 1st & 2nd Vice Chairs respectively & Tanzania as rapporteur.
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H.E. Ambassador @amouallimi, welcomed the newly appointed PR of Eritrea_UN H.E. Ambassador Sophia Tesfamariam. The bilateral relations between Eritrea & Saudi Arabia, and issues of common interest between the two friendly countries in various fields was discussed. 🇪🇷🇸🇦
(KSA Mission UN ✔: @ksamissionun)

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22 years ago, Eritrea lost her beloved son & artist Yemane 'Barya'. Yemane was & still is, an Eritrean treasure. His music, his contributions to our struggle & his support to people were phenomenal. He was not only a multi talented artist but was kind, humble & supportive.
Rest In peace Legend!

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Post by Zmeselo » 07 Nov 2019, 13:44



SILKY, VELVETY HOLIDAY COLLECTION IS HERE

With a campaign starring inspiring entrepreneurs in lieu of traditional models.

KYLIE SMITH

https://fashionista.com/2019/11/reforma ... ction-2019

NOV 6, 2019


Grace Mahary wearing a look from the Reformation Holiday Collection. Photo: Courtesy of Reformation

Reformation https://fashionista.com/designers/reformation has become synonymous with vintage-inspired, feminine, easygoing dresses and other apparel. The sustainably-minded brand is well known at this point for this "It-girl" aesthetic — an aesthetic that its models always embody. For the holiday season, however, Reformation has made a habit of casting women a bit outside of the typical model box. https://fashionista.com/2018/10/reforma ... ction-2018 In its latest campaign, the female-founded company features four women who are impacting the world in larger-than-themselves ways:

Devaki Raj, who is the CEO and co-founder of CrowdAI, a company being used to help improve emergency response during major natural disasters.

Sarah Paiji Yoo, CEO of Blueland, https://www.blueland.com/ which formulates cleaning and personal care products from safe, eco-friendly ingredients and eliminates single-use plastic packaging.

Eritrean-Canadian model, global activist, and certified sommelier Grace Mahary, who founded Project Tsehigh https://www.projecttsehigh.com/ with a mission to provide sustainable and renewable energy solutions to developing countries including Eritrea, Tanzania, and more.

And Ellie Dinh, the co-founder and creative director of Girlfriend Collective, https://fashionista.com/tag/girlfriend-collective the minimalist activewear line that uses material made from recycled plastic.

They each model pieces from Reformation's holiday collection, designed to be a go-to for your upcoming festive winter gatherings, and made from eco-silks and deadstock fabrics.

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Eritrea youth organisation #YPFDJ in Sweden conducted its annual conference in the city of Örebro, under the theme: "Investing in Human Capacity that serves Eritrea" between 1st - 3rd November 2019.
(Sirak Bahlbi: @SirakBahlbi)

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The City of Los Angeles and surroundings, celebrated the 40th anniversary of NUEW (National Union of Eritrean Women): The backbone of Eritrea.
(Berhane Araia: @Warsai14)

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Post by Zmeselo » 07 Nov 2019, 14:19

(courtesy of Daniel Ogbaharya)

The good ambassador says that, Eritrea is highly indebted. But he does not provide how he measures Eritrea's public/external debt, nor does he provide any data. While it is true that Eritrea had sustained a very large debt in the past--for understandable reasons of being at war and under heavy sanctions, this is no longer the case.
The external debt–to–GDP ratio hovered around 60 percent from 2002 until 2008, near the upward limit of what would be considered a safe level (40 percent is recommended for developing countries), limiting the government’s flexibility and surely making it somewhat uncomfortable given its strong emphasis on self-reliance. The ratio has since fallen sharply and is now around 20 percent.


So if we are to take stock of the Eritrean economy, we must admit that the macroeconomic situation is stabilizing. GDP is growing at 3-4% or more, and the ratio of Eritrea's public/external debt to GDP has been in decline and is now hovering around 20%; which is manageable by African/developing countries standards. As a reference point, Ghana had a Debt to GDP ratio of 74% in 2016. And all of this happened, prior to the Eritrea-Ethiopia peace and the current plans under way to increase economic ties among the countries of the Horn of Africa.

Of course, GDP and macro-economic conditions are not everything. The economy, ultimately, is about people and their well-being. And I think Eritrea's approach, given its emphasis on egalitarian social development, does not narrowly define economic development in terms of GDP growth.

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Post by Jaegol » 07 Nov 2019, 21:35

Dr Z
Welcome back
I looked for your posts yesterday and I sent out good wishes up into the heavens.
You sum up all things good, daily news about Eritrea
Thanks for what you do

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Post by Abdelaziz » 07 Nov 2019, 21:43

Lootiew DKSUCKER HO'MOSHENAYS ARE BEGGING US TO GO TO AZZMARA AND FO"CK THE HELL OF THEIR CHENAWI GEFIH HAMASENAY BLOODY MEAKORs. HAMASENAY BLOODY BI"TCHes, GET LOST FROM OUR REGION, or ELSE WE WILL BURN THE ENTIRE CURSEDARTERA.
WE HATE LOOTINESH HAMASENAY HO"MOS WITH PASSION!

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Jaegol wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 21:35
Dr Z
Welcome back
I looked for your posts yesterday and I sent out good wishes up into the heavens.
You sum up all things good, daily news about Eritrea
Thanks for what you do
Thank you very much, brother Jaegol. It's just a pleasure. I'll keep on going with this, wholeheartedly.

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Abdelaziz wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 21:43
Lootiew DKSUCKER HO'MOSHENAYS ARE BEGGING US TO GO TO AZZMARA AND FO"CK THE HELL OF THEIR CHENAWI GEFIH HAMASENAY BLOODY MEAKORs. HAMASENAY BLOODY BI"TCHes, GET LOST FROM OUR REGION, or ELSE WE WILL BURN THE ENTIRE CURSEDARTERA.
WE HATE LOOTINESH HAMASENAY HO"MOS WITH PASSION!

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