Asmara — Nationals residing in the UK and Italy celebrated the 29th Independence Day anniversary under the theme "Resilience and Progress".
The celebration in the United Kingdom featured various educational and entertainment programs that were disseminated through the face book and you tube from 19 to 24 May and was attended by thousands of nationals from various countries.
The program that went for six days included heroic feats demonstrated during the armed struggle for independence, musical performances, interviews with veteran fighters and artist, memories of the Eritrean Ambassadors in Italy, Kenya, European Union, the UK, South Africa and the UN as well as other invited guests on the 29 years of resilience and development, role of Eritrean women in the struggle for independence and safeguarding the national sovereignty, contribution of organizations in the effort to combat COVID-19 and on other issues.
At virtual ceremony conducted in Italy from 21 to 23 May, various Italian regional administrators and Mayors as well as representatives of parliaments, journalists, writers and other friends of Eritrea conveyed messages of congratulations.
A ceremony in which staff members of the Eritrean Embassy and members of the national committee took part was also held at the Eritrean Embassy in Rome and Eritrean Consulate in Milano.
In his message Ambassador Fesehatsion Petros commended the initiative that the Eritrean nationals in Italy took to support the effort to combat the spread of corona virus.