Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Sergey Lavrov on Thursday arrived in Asmara, Eritrea for the last leg of his African tour, where he held talks with the President of Eritrea Isaias Afwerki.
At the meeting, the diplomat confirmed Moscow’s commitments in carrying out food exports to needy countries in Africa, Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“Sergey Lavrov reaffirmed Russia’s steadfast commitment to fulfilling all its obligations regarding export deliveries of critically important foodstuffs to African countries that need them, including within the framework of package agreements reached with UN participation,” the ministry said.
Moscow and Asmara also reached the determination to deepen trust-based political dialogue and to expand efficient practices of foreign policy coordination regarding most pressing issues on the global and international agenda in the UN and other multilateral formats.
On his part, President Afwerki indicated that the illusion to generate a global uni-polar system has totally failed and called for an integrated effort to resist and combat the hegemonic and colonial history that had put the world into jeopardy.
Regarding trade and bilateral agreements, the two countries expressed readiness to cooperate in the sectors of energy, mining, information technology, education, military and health.
The Eritrean President assured that his country will give priority to the identified sectors and work tirelessly for their effective implementation.