Mr. Menghesteab Asmerom, Chairman of the Eritrean People's Democratic Party (EPDP), on 15 June 2017 arrived in the Bay Area, California, for an extended mission in North America (the United States and Canada) during which he will hold open public meetings as well as seminars for EPDP branches in places of visit.
On Saturday, 17 June, the EPDP Chairman will hold an open public meeting for Eritreans residing in the Bay Area. On Sunday, 18 June, he will conduct a meeting for EPDP members in the same area.
On 24 June, Mr. Menghesteab Asmerom will hold a meeting for EPDP members in San Diego, California, followed by his second public meeting in USA on 25 June for Eritrean compatriots residing in San Diego and the surrounding region. Other meetings in different parts of USA and Canada will be announced in due course of time.
The EPDP Chairman's talking points at the meetings are expected to include the ever distressing political, human rights and socio-economic situation in Eritrea; the unjustified continued fragmentation and deafening stagnation of the Eritrean opposition camp in the diaspora, and, of course, the internal and external challenging the EPDP has been facing since its formation seven years ago. Also to be expounded in great detail will be the recently issued EPDP Central Council proposal for wider dialogue within the Eritrean opposition camp with the primary aim of finding a common platform for an effective joint work.
During many parts of his tour, the EPDP Chairman will be accompanied by the Head for EPDP Organizational Affairs, Mr. Tesfai Woldemichael (Degiga) and other leadership members residing in the United States and Canada.