10 February 2013

Eritrea: Cultural Event in Commemoration of the 23rd Operation Fenkil Colorfully Conducts

Massawa — As part of the 23rd commemoration of Operation Fenkil that commenced on 8 February in the port city of Massawa cultural event was conducted on 9 February at Sigalet Ketan.

In a speech he delivered during the event in which Ministers, regional Administrators, army commanders, senior government officials as well as participants participated, Mr. Siraj Haji-Yahya, Chairperson of Holidays Coordinating Committee in the region, indicated that the objective of the commemoration that is being conducted every year is to bequeath to the young generation the significance of the day that was realized through heavy sacrifices and great patriotism.

He further explained that the conducting of this year's cultural event at Sigalet-Ketan is in remembrance of the innocent people that were brutally massacred by the Derge regime in 1990, and called on citizens to reiterate pledge in honor of martyrs and reinforce participation in nation building.

Reports indicate that the cultural event included songs, dramas, and dances performed by Northern Red Sea cultural troupe as well as other artists.

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