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About Eritrea

Eritrea, Officially known as the State of Eritrea is an Eastern African country that is one of the youngest countries in the world. The country had a long-standing civil war with Ethiopia and gained independence in 1993.

The country’s economy is primarily Gold and Copper Mining. However, agriculture also plays an important role as coffee production is one of the major crops.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityAsmara
Government Typesingle-party presidential republican totalitarian dictatorship
Official LanguagesTigrinya, English, Arabic
CurrencyEritrean nakfa, ERN
Phone Code +291
Important CitiesAsmara, Keren, Teseney, Mendefera, Agordat, Assab, Massawa, Adi Quala, Senafe, Dekemhare, Segheneyti, Nakfa, Adi Keyh, Barentu, Beilul, Edd, Ghinda
National DayIndependence Day (May-24)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking189
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Forestry and Fishing,Mining and minerals,Animals husbandary,Industry and Manufacturing
Major ExportsOres, slag and ash, Natural or cultured pearls, precious, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, Plastics and articles thereof, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts , Articles of iron or steel, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, Electrical machinery and equipment, Rubber and articles thereof, Miscellaneous articles of base metal
Major ImportsMachinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Products of the milling industry, malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, Electrical machinery and equipment, Articles of iron or steel, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Animal or vegetable fats and oils, Rubber and articles thereof, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch, Plastics and articles thereof, Cereals
Major Imports from IndiaLive animals, Meat and edible meat offal, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Live trees and other plants, bulbs, roots, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Cereals, Products of the milling industry, malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten
Foreign Relations
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Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between Eritrea and India totaled US$244.73 million in 2014–15, rising sharply from $21.30 million the previous fiscal. India exported $14.06 million worth of goods to Eritrea, and imported $230.68 million. Alongside Italy and the UAE, India is one of the largest exporters to Eritrea. The main commodities exported by India to Eritrea are electrical and miscellaneous engineering equipment, drugs and pharmaceuticals, millets, cotton yarn and fabrics. The major commodities imported by India from Eritrea are leather, hides (excluding raw hides) and skins.
Bordering NationsSudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia
Member of(African Union), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Mr. Subhash Chand
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
House No. 6, City Centre Street: 173-5, ZIP 1A76, Asmara (Eritrea)
Email: hoc.asmara@mea.gov.in
Phone: 291 1 111103
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Alem Tsehaye Woldemariam
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy Of The State Of Eritrea
C-7/9, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi - 110057. India
Email: eriindia@yahoo.co.in
Phone: 91-11-26146336

 

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