Press Release

UNHCR Regional Delegation concludes two-day working tour of Eritrea

23 April 2022

Press Release


For Immediate Release


23 April 2022


Caption: 23 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), Head of the Protection Services for the Regional Bureau Mr. Charles Mballa (2nd right), UN Resident Coordinator for Eritrea Ms. Amakobe Sande (left) and UNHCR Representative for Eritrea Mr. Soufiane Adjali (right) and during a meeting with the UN Country Team in Eritrea.
Photo: ©United Nations in Eritrea/2022

ASMARA, Eritrea – UNHCR’s Regional Director for the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes (EHAGL), Ms. Clementine Nkweta-Salami has concluded her two-day official visit to the State of Eritrea. She was accompanied during the mission by the Head of the Protection Services for the EHAGL Regional Bureau, Mr Charles Mballa.

During the visit, the UNHCR delegation held high-level talks with Eritrea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Osman Saleh Mohammed, Minister of Information Yemane Gebremeskel and the Head of Political Affairs and Presidential Adviser, Mr. Yemane Gebreab. They also had the opportunity to meet with development partners in Eritrea and the UN Country Team.

“I welcome and appreciate the cordial and frank discussions held throughout our visit.  I look forward to continuing the dialogue with the Government of the State of Eritrea on various issues of mutual concern,” said Nkweta-Salami.




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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Soufiane Adjali

Soufiane Adjali

Mr Soufiane Adjali began his international career in 1994 as a Human Rights Officer (War Crimes Investigator) in Rwanda, where he was part of the first field Operation of the OHCHR. He also worked for the ICRC and the UN Peace Keeace Peacekeeping Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. With the UNHCR, he served in several countries, including in Africa, America, Europe and the Middle East.
Mr Adjali is a jurist by training.

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