The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea, Osman Saleh, visited Rome on October 8 on the occasion of the Italy-Africa Forum organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, where, on the sidelines of the work of the conference, he met with Deputy Minister Marina Sereni.

Many issues were on the agenda with Italy, including the situation of the Italian school in Asmara, closed last year, and the development of regional security dynamics.

Another issue of bilateral interest with Eritrea concerns the flow of refugees from the Horn of Africa region, and from Eritrea in particular, and the dramatic conditions in which refugees find themselves, especially in Libya.

The meeting between the Eritrean foreign minister and the Italian deputy foreign minister was brief and essentially a matter of circumstance, apparently without addressing in concrete terms any of the key issues of bilateral dialogue.

Minister Osman Saleh then went to Belgrade to take part in the works of the sixteenth conference of the countries adhering to the Non-Aligned Movement, which this year celebrates the 60th anniversary of its constitution.

Foreign Minister Osman Saleh was accompanied on his trip to Europe by Presidential Advisor Yemane Ghebreab and Eritrean Ambassador to Rome Fessehazion Pietros Menghistu.


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