Friday, January 27, 2023

Russian Foreign Minister Meets Eritrean President

 Aljazeera published on 27 January 2023 an article titled "Russia's FM Lavrov Meets Eritrean President on Africa Tour."

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's meeting with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki reportedly centered on the war in Ukraine and enhancement of ties with Eritrea in the energy, mining, information technology, education, and health sectors.  Lavrov also visited South Africa, Angola, and Eswatini on this trip.  In the vote on the March 2022 UN General Assembly resolution condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Eritrea was the only African country to join Russia in opposition.