Eritrean Youth Forum agrees on formation of a Global Youth Association
Addis Ababa, July 24 (WIC) - The Eritrean Youth Forum that took place in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, July 7th – 17th, agreed on the need to form an Eritrean global youth association to facilitate democratic change in Eritrea.
The meeting reached a unanimous decision on the need for such an organization, and spent considerable time talking about methods to make it inclusive and legitimate.
The UN Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Haile Menkorios, spoke at the meeting to share his experience. The Forum chose Dr. Bereket Birhane Weldeab as president, Kalid Abdu as vice-president and Luwam Tewelde as secretary-general.
The meeting chose an executive committee of seven members. Those attending saw the forum as particularly important as it gave the opportunity for the youth of Eritrea, unable to meet in similar for a in their own country, to discuss the future of Eritrea. It was unanimously welcomed as the sort of discussion which could help the youth of Eritrea formulate suggestions for ways to strengthen their efforts to bring about democratic change in Eritrea.
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