January 22, 2022

INTERVIEW OF PRESIDENT ISAIAS AFWERKI WITH LOCAL...

INTERVIEW OF PRESIDENT ISAIAS AFWERKI WITH LOCAL MEDIA Part II and Final (Extracts)

  • What explains the West’s hostility toward the tri-lateral friendship and cooperation agreement signed between Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia?

This is mainly because it threatens its “anchor-states” based policies. These policies depend on states that submit to and serve specific interests and agendas. Cooperation among sovereign states threatens this political culture, a culture that requires “Special Envoys” whose core role is to boss countries around.

There is ample historical evidence showing the West’s lack of appetite for any sort of organic engagement that does not serve its interests. Not only does it not approve of regional cooperation, it goes even further by interfering with the work of global integration, the United Nations, planting individuals within it and using it to advance only what serves it. It does the same to continental organizations such as the African Union, ECOWAS, SADC, IGAD, and so on. It is all about control and hegemony. Read more

January 18, 2022

Congress of youth organization in Italy

Congress of youth organization in Italy

Asmara, 18 January 2021- The YPFDJ organization in Italy conducted its 5th annual congress in Milano on 16 January.

At the congress in which representatives of the organization from various cities of Italy took part, activity report was presented including the work relationship of the organization with other national associations as well as activities conducted since the establishment of the organization. Read more

January 15, 2022

INTERVIEW OF PRESIDENT ISAIAS AFWERKI WITH LOCAL...

INTERVIEW OF PRESIDENT ISAIAS AFWERKI WITH LOCAL MEDIA
Part I (Abridged)

(The following interview was conducted with President Isaias Afwerki on 8, January 2022, on the occasion of the New Year)

  • Your Excellency, in your interview last year, you elaborated extensively on the regional turmoil instigated by the TPLF and its Enablers that was juxtaposed to the global pandemic of COVID-19. In your message of good wishes for New Year (2022), you stated that the few remnants of the forces of destruction will be eradicated through the process of justice and our region will be tranquil which will lead to prosperity and development.
  • We will start our interview on regional issues. As mentioned above, the war ignited in Tigray region by the TPLF and its Enablers has continued to rage since it was unleashed in November 2020. Indeed, later in recent past, the war expanded to the middle of Ethiopia causing a lot of destruction. In this regard, what can you tell us about the new developments in Ethiopia, and what would be its influence or impact at the regional level?

A. It is important to keep in mind the bigger picture when analyzing important events. We cannot speak of what has transpired since November 4, 2020, in a vacuum. The public euphoria and optimism engendered by the changes that took place in Ethiopia, coupled with the signing of the Peace Agreement is of course natural and understandable. Indeed, compared to the past 18 years, the Peace Agreement constituted a monumental achievement. Nevertheless, it was also natural for us to be cautious due to some concerns even as we remained committed to a constructive engagement. Read more

January 13, 2022

Joint Statement by Foreign Ministers of the State...

Joint Statement by Foreign Ministers of the State of Eritrea and the People’s Republic of China

5 January, 2022, Asmara

  1. At the invitation of H.E. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea, H.E. Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, undertook an official visit to Eritrea from 4 to 5 January 2022. During the visit, State Coucilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi held bilateral talks respectively with Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and H.E. President Isaias Afwerki.  Both sides had in-depth exchanges of views on various bilateral, regional and international issues of common interest in a cordial and candid manner.

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January 10, 2022

Resolve to strengthen participation in national...

Resolve to strengthen participation in national affairs

Asmara, 10 January 2022- At a public seminar the Eritrean Embassy organized, Eritrean nationals residing in the port city of Mombasa, Eritre, expressed readiness to strengthen participation in national affairs. At the seminar, Mr. Beyene Russom, Eritrean Ambassador to Kenya, gave an extensive briefing on the objective situation in the homeland as well as regional developments.

Providing an extensive briefing on the opportunities and challenges created by the peace and cooperation agreement reached between Eritrean and Ethiopia in 2018, Ambassador Beyene said that the instability being witnessed in the region is the making of external forces that are not pleased with the promising situation prevailing. Read more

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