Handshakes Members of the same sex will shake hands when greeting one another, but men will usually wait for a woman to proffer her hand first.
Right hand The left hand is traditionally considered unclean, and all public actions (handshakes, eating, offering an item to others) should be performed with the right hand.
Dining Traditional Eritrean meals are generally eaten with the hands, though foreigners will often be offered cutlery. When eating from a communal dish, diners should take only the portion that is directly in front of them.
Timeliness Notions of timeliness are more relaxed than in many countries, even in a business or professional context.