Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un at the Singapore Summit

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 – Eritrea

Executive Summary   The law and unimplemented constitution prohibit religiously motivated discrimination and provide for freedom of thought, conscience, and belief as well as the freedom to practice any religion. The government recognizes four officially registered religious groups: the Eritrean Orthodox Church, Sunni Islam, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea. ...
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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Yamamoto Travel to East Africa

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Ambassador Donald Y. Yamamoto will travel to Eritrea from April 22-24 for bilateral consultations with Eritrean government officials, to meet with the diplomatic community, and to visit the Embassy’s staff based in Asmara. He will then lead the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-Djibouti Binational Forum April 24-25 in ...
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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017- Eritrea

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Eritrea is a highly centralized, authoritarian regime under the control of President Isaias Afwerki. The People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), headed by the president, is the sole political party. There have been no national-level elections since the country’s independence from Ethiopia in 1993. Civilian authorities in the regime generally maintained effective ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi, N’Djamena, and Abuja

On his first official trip to Africa, Secretary Rex Tillerson will travel to N’Djamena, Chad; Djibouti, Djibouti; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Abuja, Nigeria, March 6-13, 2018. Secretary Tillerson will meet with leadership in each country, as well as the leadership of the African Union Commission based in Addis Ababa, to further our partnerships ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

Embassy of the United States of America Asmara, Eritrea December 7, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Worldwide Caution As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist ...
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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program(DV-2019)

The  #DiversityVisa  Program will restart on October 18, 2017 and remain open until November 22, 2017. The application is free and available at  ow.ly/kJ1330fBFwI . Additional information on the DV Program is available on the Department of State’s website.  #DV2019 Due to technical issues, applicants who submitted an entry before Wednesday, October 18, 2017, will not be considered ...
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COM Visit to National Fistula Referral Center in Mendefera

On July 4 (also U.S. Independence Day), Chief of Mission Natalie E. Brown joined Minister of Health Amina Nur Husein; Dr. Ibrahim Sambuli, Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); Ms. Tekea Tesfamichael, President of the National Union of Eritrean Women; Dr. Habte Haylemelokot and other doctors, nurses, officials, and patients from the National ...
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American Center’s Cultural Quiz

The American Center’s monthly Cultural Quiz was held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 with the theme of “Flag Day”. Fifteen participants joined us for a fun and educational day.  Join us for the next American cultural quiz in July. “Our flag carries American ideas, American history, and American feelings,” Henry Ward Beecher declared in 1861 ...
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Paper Airplane Day at the American Center

On Saturday, May 27, 10-to-13-year-old students had a chance to learn how real airplanes fly and the critical role of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in building airplanes. After presentations from guest speakers, the students had the opportunity to build their own paper airplanes and compete to win educational materials. Later in the ...
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Earth Day 2017 at the American Center

The American Center celebrated Earth Day by inviting visitors to an all-day information exposition with video presentations on climate change, sustainable energy and wild life conservation. Visitors were also given free seedlings to plant along with demonstrations and instructions on how to plant a tree. Dozens of visitors also took part in the Center’s Environmental ...
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Celebration of 30,000 Likes on U.S. Embassy Facebook Page

On February 4, the Public Affairs Section hosted a day-long celebration at the American Center, in recognition of reaching 30,000 Likes on the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook Page. Public Affairs staff conducted mini-seminars on how to use the various features of Facebook. Chief of Mission Natalie E. Brown lead a cake-cutting ceremony to add extra fun ...
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American Center Celebrates Black History Month

On February 1, the American Center kicked off its month-long series of special events to celebrate African American History Month. On Wednesday, February 1, the PAO took part in a discussion and Q & A session, after guests watched the first part of Henry Louis Gates’ documentary “Black American Since MLK.” On Thursday, February 2, American Center ...
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End of Year Coffee Break

Embassy Asmara staff got together for mission-wide coffee break – complete with coffee ceremony — to bid farewell to 2016 and to wish each other a wonderful 2017. For the holiday occasion, Chief of Mission Brown, Office Manager Pam and her husband, Facilities Officer Craig, wore traditional dresses.
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“Our Ocean” Art Contest

On August 30th, more than one hundred local Eritrean artists, their friends and families attended an exhibition of the artisits’ works at the American Center. The art works were created to bring attention to the themes of the East Africian Our Ocean Campaign. The campaign is intended to draw attention to the issues of marine ...
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Summer English Workshop Closing Ceremony

On August 18th, U.S. Acting Chargé d’Affaires Eric Whitaker welcomed the parents and family members of the students who participated in the American Center’s five week-long Children’s Summer English Workshop, to the Closing Ceremony. Sixty Eritrean 6th and 7th graders, who attend 11 different grade schools during the normal school year participated in this special ...
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