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Eritrea Festival 2023

Chargé d’affaires a.i. Leslie Freriksen enjoyed the opening ceremony of Eritrea Festival 2023, the celebratory atmosphere and the culture, lifestyle, music and dance of all of Eritrea’s nine ethnic groups from the six regions. A great event to visit and discover more about Eritrea’s diversity! Photo credit: @GhideonMusa. Read More»

Certificate Handing Ceremony

On July 13, U.S. Embassy Asmara hosted a certificate ceremony for nine Eritreans who participated in various in-person and virtual exchange programs. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Leslie Freriksen congratulated the participants for successfully completing their respective programs. These cultural and educational exchange programs are key to bringing together Eritrean, American, and international students and professionals.  Congratulations to ... Read More»

Earth Day Celebration

Celebrated under the theme ‘Invest In Our Planet’, this year marks the 53rd anniversary of #EarthDay . Climate crisis and environmental diplomacy are top priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration. DYK about 80% of ocean plastic pollution comes from land-based sources? Eritrea was one of the first African countries to ban the use of plastic bags. In ... Read More»

Professional Long distance runner and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champion.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we highlight Weini Kelati – a professional long distance runner and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champion. One of Weini’s advice to new runners is, “Don’t be afraid of failure, because it’s the true avenue to success.” Go here to read her passion for running and her journey to ... Read More»