A leadership delegation of the Eritrean People's Democratic Party (EPDP) is in Aalborg, northern Denmark, attending congress of the fraternal Danish Social Democratic Party (DSDP), which opened Saturday, 16 September 2017. Delegation members are Messrs Tekle Melekin and Amanuel Beraki, both members of the EPDP Central Council.
During sessions of the first day of the congress, the EPDP delegation handed over to Mr. Simon Redder Thomsen, DSDP International Secretary, a letter addressed to DSDP Chairwoman, Ms Mette Frederiksen, from EPDP Chairman Menghesteab Asmerom. The letter, which introduced the delegation members, expressed the EPDP's profound pleasure to attend the DSDP event in Alborg and seize the opportunity of holding bilateral talks for closer relationship of the two fraternal parties, which were founding members of the Progressive Alliance in Leipzig, Germany, in 2013.
After touching upon the plight of the Eritrean people at home and refugees, the EPDP Chairman underlined the fact that the only viable solution to the problem in Eritrea is the removal of the regime that can be realized in a democratic manner through the empowerment of Eritreans struggling for a positive change.
EPDP Delegation with EU Commissioner, and a delegate of the Polisario Front.
The first day of the congress held intensive sessions with opening addresses and discussion on the challenges of the Danish Social Democratic Party at the present. A plenary session later in the afternoon discussed global issues like the problem of migration and refugees in Europe and the rest of the world. The DSPD concurred with other discussants on the prevailing failure in the integration of migrants and the challenge of facing parallel "societies" building up in several European countries.
The EPDP delegation also met Mr. Paul Nielson, former Danish minister currently an EU Commissioner, with whom they shared the EPDP statement to the congress. Messrs. Tekle Melekin and Amanuel Beraki held a brief chat with Mr. Mohammed Liman Ali, a delegate of the Polisario Front of Western Sahara.
The DSDP Congress is on its second and final day today, 17 September, during which the EPDP delegation will share their statement with congress participants and hold side-talks with as many as possible of participant delegations, most of whom are members of the Progressive Alliance.