London 19th April 2017
The 13th YPFDJ Conference in Europe convened in Benelux, 13th April – 17th April 2017. Attending the Young-PFDJ Conference in Europe over 680 Eritrean youth representatives from Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Sudan, Israel, Belgium, Uganda, Kenya, Middle-East, South Sudan and the United States. Mr. Yemane Ghebreab, Head of Political Affairs at the People’s Front for Justice and Democracy (PFDJ), several Eritrean Ambassadors, Diplomats, Community Leaders and Friends of Eritrea attend the 4 days Conference.
The goal of the educational Conferences, both inside Eritrea and in the Diaspora are designed to harness and build a “Patriotic, Conscious, Youth Movement”, which will build on Eritrea’s past achievements, experiences and safeguard inherited values critical for Eritrea’s desire for a sustainable economic, political and social development.
On work accomplishments at conference, Mr Zerai Teclai, Chairperson of YPFDJ – Europe, explained that vigorous endeavors have been exerted towards organizing youths as regards possessing enhanced national principle, enhancing the contribution of the youth in national development programs and mounting staunch resistance against external conspiracies, and thus portray Eritrea’s correct image.
He said, our responsibilities is to safeguard and defend the proud culture and values inherited from the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF), to continue to lay the foundations for achieving Eritrea’s development strategies.
The YPFDJ chapters from across Europe have presented their annual report updates and status of their national YPFDJ chapters; the challenges and opportunities they are facing in their respective localities and also the continuing organizational development of Eritrean communities.
Youth Cultural Group presented musical drama, poems depicting the Eritrean history of struggle for independence and its milestones.
In addition to its entertainment content, the presentation by the youth added to the educational theme of the Conference.