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Eritrea and China sign mutual visa exemption deal

By Tajuddin
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Jan 25th, 2015
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Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh with China Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming

Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh with China Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming

Asmara ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The visiting Chinese government delegation headed by Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming this week in Asmara signed an agreement with Eritrea government .
This new agreement provides and allows for government officials from both sides to undertake visits to and from without a visa.

The agreement was signed by Eritrea Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Mr. Zhang Ming in a view to further strengthening existing Eritrean-Chinese relations.

The two sides later conducted discussion on the Eritrean – Chinese relations and developments, as well as the objective regional and international situation.

Mr. Osman noted that relations between Eritrea and the People’s Republic of China date back to the days of the Eritrean armed struggle for independence.

He further indicated that the PRC is among the states that established diplomatic ties with Eritrea, and that efforts are being made to further develop such relations to the highest level.

Minister Zhang Ming on his part stated that the People’s Republic of China considers Eritrea as a strategic partner in the Horn of Africa. He went to explain that his country is keen to reinforce the prevailing relations.
In remarks he made to ERINA, the PRC official expressed conviction that the cooperation agreements would be implemented on time and that the PRC would exert the necessary effort to further enhance Eritrean-Chinese ties.

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One Response to “Eritrea and China sign mutual visa exemption deal”

  1. Tesfu Kbrom says:

    It is very surprising for a locked country to sign such kind of agreement. This may be helpful to Chinese nationals but not to Eritreans who are virtual prisoners in their country.