Press Release

UNHCR Regional Director begins two-day working tour of Eritrea

20 April 2022

For Immediate Release 

Caption: 20 April 2022. ASMARA, Eritrea – UNHCR’s Regional Director for the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes, Ms. Clementine Nkweta Salami (2nd left), UN Resident Coordinator for Eritrea Ms. Amakobe Sande (2nd right), UNHCR Representative for Eritrea Mr. Soufiane Adjali (left) and Head of the Protection Services for the Regional Bureau Mr. Charles Mballa (right) during the two-day working tour of Eritrea.
Photo: ©United Nations in Eritrea/2022

20 April 2022


ASMARA, Eritrea – The UNHCR Regional Director for the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes (EHAGL) Ms. Awu Nkweta Salami has begun a two-day official visit of the State of Eritrea. She is accompanied by the Head of the Protection Services for the EHAGL Mr. Charles Mballa.

During the two-day visit, the UNHCR delegation will hold high-level talks with Senior Government Officials and UN Development Partners.

This visit comes three months after the high-level visit by Regional Directors who were led by the Regional Director for the UN Development Coordination Office, Mr. Yacoub Ali El-Hillo, during which, the Cooperation Framework was launched.

Speaking after her arrival, head of delegation Ms. Nkweta said this visit helps to build on dialogue on various issues of mutual interest for both Government and the United Nations.


Notes to Editors

The United Nations Development System in Eritrea is committed to working in close partnership with the Government of the State of Eritrea and Development Partners to contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

If you would like to keep up to date with news and information about this high-level visit and the work of the UN in Eritrea, you can follow the UN in Eritrea Twitter account @UNinEritrea and that of the Resident Coordinator in Eritrea @AmaSande


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