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President Isaias Joins Prime Minister Abiy for Sugar Factory Inauguration


President Isaias Joins Premier Abiy for Sugar Factory Inauguration

Omo October 14/2018 President Isaias Afeworki has arrived in Southern Omo city of Jinka in Ethiopia to preside over the inaugural ceremony of Omo Kuraz III sugar factory.

Omo kuraz, which is one of the four sugar project being build with 8 billion birr loan from China Development Bank is expected to produce 8,000 to 10,000 quintal of sugar a day.

President Isaias has joined Premier Abiy for the official inauguration of the sugar factory which both witnessing the official kick of the project.


Higher government officials and retired government official are attending the inauguration including former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who has recently been to Eritrea.

President Isaias Afwerki has arrived in Addis Ababa, for a two-day visit, as part of unprecedented strengthening bilateral relations between the two Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Today’s visit by the president, his second in 20 years after the two countries signed a Joint Declaration on Peace and Friendship last July in Asmara.

Eritrean President Arrives in Addis

Addis Ababa October 14/2018 Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki has arrived in Addis Ababa this morning for two day working visit.

According to the Prime Minister Office Chief of Staff Fitsum Arega, on the invitation of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, President Isaias will be in two day working visit in Ethiopia.

Upon arrival at Bole International Airport, Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed and higher government officials warmly welcomed the president.

The President is expected to visit some development projects of Ethiopia, it was reported.

Moreover, Premier Abiy and President Isaias expected to confer on progress of the peace accord signed between the two countries last July on the top of other developments and mutual interest.

The visit of President Isaias to Ethiopia is for the second time after the two countries signed Joint Declaration on Peace and Friendship to end the two decade border standoff.

On July 14, 2018 President Isaias Afeworki has paid his first visit to Ethiopia after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s landmark trip to Eritrea on July 9.