Mr. Menghesteab Asmerom, Chairman of the Eritrean People's Democratic Party (EPDP), who is in six-week duty tour to the United States and Canada, held a teleconference meeting with members across North America on Sunday, 9 July, and updated them on the main issues discussed at the Seattle public meeting of the previous day as well as on the internal situation of the party
The EPDP Chairman seized the opportunity to clarify in great detail the latest developments within the North America branches and announced the designation of a nine-person preparatory committee for the extraordinary congress called for the region.
On its party, the preparatory committee held its first meeting on 10 July and organized itself in three action sub-committees as follows:
1) Sub-Committee for organization and mobilization;
2) Sub-Committee for information and diplomacy/public relations;
3) Sub-Committee for social and financial issues.
The sub-committees are reportedly starting to implement their specific duties with the urgency and dedication required to address a number of pending tasks.