Eritrean president in Saudi Arabia, holds bilateral talks with King Salman

Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki on Monday (July 23) arrived in Jeddah for an official visit having departed the capital Asmara earlier that morning.

Information minister Yemane Meskel wrote on Twitter that the president was in Saudi on the invitation of King Salman. Both sides will hold consultations on bilateral and regional issues of cooperation & coordination.


Afwerki’s delegation includes Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and a presidential advisor.

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The president’s last reported visit to the Middle East was earlier this month when he visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE).