Eritrea’s Foreign Minister Osman Saleh traveled to New York on September 26 to attend the 77th United Nations General Assembly, where he delivered a speech in which he referred to the deep concern over the presence of multiple crises and the challenges posed by the pandemic and climate change (https://african.business/2022/09/apo-newsfeed/eritrea-minister-osman-saleh-addresses-united-nations-un-general-assembly/).
On the side of the speech, while talking to journalists, Minister Saleh said that Eritrea’s goal is the pursuit of peace, as an end to pursue development, and that the main obstacles to maintaining peace stem from the “dominance of large countries” (https://www.rudaw.net/english/world/240920223).
During his visit to the United Nations, Minister Saleh held several bilateral meetings with delegations from other countries, in addition to attending the Group of 77 meeting (https://nnn.ng/high-delegation-of-eritrea-held-bilateral-talks-with-delegates-from-several-countries/). The Eritrean delegation, which was also including Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab and Ambassador to the UN Sofia Tesamariam, met with the foreign minister of Venezuela, Carlos Faria Torsoa, the foreign minister of Algeria, Ramtane Lamamra, the foreign minister of Serbia, Nikola Selacovic with Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, with Syria’s foreign minister, Fayssal Mekdad, with one of South Sudan’s vice-presidents, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol-Agang, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, Saudi Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Furhan Al-Saud, Nicaragua’s foreign minister, Denis Moncada Colindres, and with Maldives’ foreign minister, Abdulla Shahid (https://allafrica.com/stories/202209260134.html).
Minister Saleh also met on September 25 with Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, with whom were strengthened bilateral relations between the two countries through mutual communiqués of appreciation (https://www.zawya.com/en/press-release/africa-press-releases/iran-eritrea-foreign-ministers-fm-discuss-expansion-of-reciprocal-ties-in-new-york-tjhokzia).
On September 22, Eritrea’s Minister for Information, Yemane Meskel, responded to accusations made by US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Mike Hammer, regarding the attack launched by Eritrea in the Ethiopian region of Tigray, accusing him of mystifying reality and considering the accusations made by the U.S. as unjustified, accusing Washington of being a party into the conflict, and not a mediator (https://www.garoweonline.com/en/world/africa/eritrea-fires-shots-at-us-over-tigray-conflict).