Eritrean Islamic Youths and Students Movement holds its founding congress


May4, 2006(KHARTOUM)_The Eritrean Islamic Youths and Students Movement has begun the deliberations of its first founding congress at the Sharaqa Hall for international conferences of the university of Khartoum under the slogan “Students are activists for right and makers of life.” A large number of Eritrean students, representative of various Eritrean political organizations as well as the Eritrean Center for Media Services, Radio al-Shareq and Gulf Information Center (GIC) have taken part at the opening.

Mr.Hassen Mohammed Sulieman, Chairman of the Eritrean Islamic Congress, has pointed out, in his address of the opening session, the main features of the recently emerged Eritrean Islamic Congress party; highlighting the strategic importance of the location of the state of Eritrea.

Mr.Hassen has violently attacked the Eritrean regime and held it  the responsibility of tearing down the Eritrean entity and for involving it in wars with the neighboring countries; adding that the policies of the Eritrean regime has brought about the miserable situation the Eritrean people are living. “This is what has forced us to oppose and resist the Eritrean regime through various means-military and political means,” said Mr. Sulieman. “The Eritrean Islamic Congress combines the originality and modernity and it is a real extension of the struggle of the Eritrean people to make true its hopes and ambitions.”

Mr. Hassen said that the Eritrean Islamic Congress believes in unity and co-existence as a way and dialogue as an approach and a bridge of communication and contacts in an atmosphere of freedom just free from narrow traditionalism; appreciating, at the end of his speech, the role of the Sudan in supporting the struggle of the Eritrean people and also the regional   and international support especially the support of the members of the Sanna Cooperation Assembly.

Ambassador Mohamed Nur urged, in his address of the turn out, the Eritrean students to raise slogans of change in especially in thinking. Moreover engineer Mohammed Saleh, representative of the Eritrean Democratic Alliance highlighted, in his speech, the deteriorating situation in Eritrea.

Ustaz  Omr Mahjoub, representative of the  Expatriate Students Care Organizations in Sudan, assured the absolute support of the Sudan for the Eritrean students. “We will continuously support the Eritrean students in the area of education,” said Mr.Omr.

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