Media Statement

28 October 2014

Launch of the Eritrea – South Africa Festival (ERISA)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea and the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Asmara will host the launch event of the Eritrea – South Africa Festival (ERISA) on 30th October 2014.

The event will take place at the Expo Conference Hall, Expo Grounds in Asmara, with the theme “People, Liberation and Development.” Ambassador T. Gerahtu and Ambassador Prof. Iqbal Jhazbhay from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of South Africa will respectively address the media on this occasion.

This Launch/Press Conference event will pave the way for a range of activities in Eritrea to celebrate 10 Years since the establishment of the Embassy of South Africa in Asmara (2004-2014).

The planned range of activities include ERISA films, public lectures, handicraft/design/fashion event, food and music festival, and a Mining Seminar.  Activities will be arranged jointly with a number of institutions, such as the Eritrean Institute of Technology, the Marine Sciences College of Massawa, the Eritrean National Mining Corporation (ENAMCO), the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice’s (PFDJ) Political, Cultural and Economics Departments, EriTV, the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students, as well as the National Union of Eritrean Women.

Enquiries: + 291 71 500 25  / +291 71 940 67




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