December 5, 2020

Eritrea at the 24th ICSOE Meeting

Ambassador Tesfamicael Gerahtu

Interview conducted by Billion Temesghen
East Africa’s policy makers held the 24th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) from 24 to 25 November under the theme ‘Economic and Social impacts of the Covid-19 Crisis on Eastern Africa: Strategies for Building-Back-Better.’ The meeting, which was attended by fourteen East African states, deliberated on challenges and lessons learned associated with the pandemic and ways forward. We spoke to Ambassador Tesfamicael Gerahtu, who represented Eritrea at the meeting, for further thoughts.

Thank you for your time, Mr. Ambassador. Can you please tell us about ICOSE and Eritrea’s role in the bureau?
ICOSE operates to promote regional integration for development amongst countries of East Africa. At the 23rd session of the ICOSE that was held in Asmara, Eritrea was mandated to hold the chairmanship. The 24th session was supposed to be held…

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