Asmara — Eritrean community members in the UK conducted 17th annual festival on 21 and 22 July in London under the theme "Vision through Toil".
The festival that was attended by Eritreans from various cities in the UK, friends of Eritrea and invited guests was featured with seminar by Ambassador Estifanos Habtemariam, military sand table by the Combatants' Association, photo exhibition as well as cultural food and traditions and sports competitions.
Mr. Estifanos Habtemariam, Eritrean Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland, said that this year's festival makes it unique for it is being conducted at a time of promising prospect of peace. Ambassador Estifanos also conducted seminar on the objective situation in the homeland and the region, role of nationals in the Diaspora as well as the progress of the national development endeavors.
The Chairman of the Holidays Coordinating Committee in the UK, Mr. Mulubrhan Berhe explaining the contribution of the Eritrean festival in the Diaspora in consolidating unity among nationals and in transferring the noble societal values to the young generation, called for participation in the national development programs.
The festival was highlighted by cultural and artistic performances by Eritrean artists in the UK.