Asmara — Eritrea nationals residing in Italy conducted annual festival enthusiastically from 30 June to 1 July in the city of Milan.
At the festival that was officially opened by the Minister of Local Government, Mr. Woldemicael Abraha a number of nationals from various cities in Italy, Eritrean friends as well as other invited guests took part.
The yearly festival was highlighted by programs portraying the national development programs and their progress, sports competitions, cultural and artistic performances, as well as pictorial exhibition depicting the unique architectural buildings of Asmara.
Minister Woldemicael Abraha also gave seminar focusing on the diplomatic, political and socio-economic progress in the homeland and gave answer to questions raised by the participants.
In the same vein, the YPFDJ and the National Union of Eritrean Women organizations in Italy held meetings on strengthening organizational capacity and participation in the national development drives.
Minister Woldemicael and the Eritrean Ambassador to Italy, Mr. Fesehatsion Petros handed over trophies and medals to the winners of the various competitions as well as certificates of participation.
The festival was also highlighted by a cultural group from Eritrea.