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Eritrean president in Kuwait for four-day visit

ASMARA, Oct 3 (AFP) — Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki is currently in Kuwait on a four-day working visit, an official Eritrean statement said late Saturday evening.

President Isaias will hold talks with Prince Sheik Jabir Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah and Prime Minister Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, according to the statement, posted on the Eritrean Information Ministry website.

“A protocol agreement on bilateral cooperation in the fields of culture, mass media, and education, sports and youth affairs is expected to be signed between the foreign ministries of the two countries,” the text adds.

The Eritrean head of State rarely leaves his country. Eritrea’s relationship with its two big neighbours, Ethiopia and Sudan, is strained.

A border dispute with Ethiopia has still not been solved. Last year Addis Ababa rejected the demarcation imposed by an independent commission after a border war between the two countries, from 1998 to 2000.

Khartoum accuses Eritrea of training and giving military supplies to Sudanese opposition groups, a claim that Asmara denies.

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