Time to Say goodbye

Eritrea : diplomatic corps & representatives sign Book of Condolence….

Asmara, 5 October 2009

Eritrea –  Ministry of information.

Members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Eritrea and representatives of international organizations have signed the Book of Condolences today at the Denden Hall here in the capital in connection with the martyrdom of the late Saleh Meki, Minister of Fisheries.

The Ambassadors and consuls of France, the PRC, Belgium, Russia, Norway, Germany, South Africa, Yemen, Libya, USA, India, the EU, Italy, UK, Djibouti, Canada, Egypt, Israel and Sudan, as well as representatives of various UN agencies, the ICRC and other heads of international and regional organizations expressed condolences to the people and Government of Eritrea in general and the bereaved family in particular.

They stated that the sudden martyrdom of the late Minister Saleh is a big loss not only to Eritrea but also to the region and the international community at large.

Noting that the messages Mr. Saleh Meki conveyed in various international forums on behalf of the African people regarding health matters are exemplary, the diplomats and representatives of international organizations said that the role he played in enhancing Eritrea’s diplomatic relations is equally commendable.

By – adalvoice


Minister Saleh was suffering from heart illness and he passed away yesterday in Massawa city.

Mr. Saleh, Member of the People’s Front Central Council, served the nation and the people in various capacities with devotion since the 1980s. Also in the post-independence period, he served as the Minister of Health and the Minister of Fisheries, as well as member of the Eritrean Ministerial Cabinet until his martyrdom. The late Saleh Meki was a modest, sociable and dedicated fighter.

He is survived by his wife and 4 children.