Happy 27th Independence Day Eritrea
His Majesty the Sultan sends greetings to Eritrea
From Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of congratulations to President Isaias Afewerki of the State of Eritrea on the occasion of his country’s Independence Anniversary.
In his cable, His Majesty the Sultan has expressed his sincere congratulations and best wishes of good health and happiness to President Afewerki and people of Eritrea further progress and prosperity.
More Messages of Congratulations
Over a dozen governments also sent felicitations to the government and people of Eritrea on the occasion of the celebration. In a terse statement, the United States secretary of state’s statement read:
“On behalf of the government and people of the United States, I wish the people of Eritrea a happy national day as you celebrate the 27th anniversary of your nation on May 24, 2018. We hope that our shared values may bring our two peoples closer together.”
Eritrea was colonized by two European countries – Italy (1889 – 1941) and England (1941 – 1952). It was annexed by Ethiopia in 1961 after the UN declared it an autonomous region of Ethiopia after the British left in 1952.
In 1991, the Eritrean Peoples Liberation Front triumphed in a war of independence, they are said to have had a hand in deposing Ethiopia’s last emperor, Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1974.
Eritrea in 1993 voted for independence from Ethiopia in a UN-backed referendum and subsequently gained international recognition. It is currently a full member of the African Union (A.U.) and of the United Nations (U.N.)