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Eritrea Urges AU to Press Ethiopia Withdraw From its Sovereign Territories

AU is fully mandated to follow-up whether the EEBC's "Final and Binding" decisions are respected and properly implemented
As one of the guarantors of the Algiers Agreement, the AU is fully mandated to follow-up whether the EEBC’s “Final and Binding” decisions are respected and properly implemented. It is proper and correct for ‘dialogue’ to take place before an arbitration decision. But once the two parties agree to settle their disputes in a “Final and Binding” arbitration mechanism, the parties must implement the decision unequivocally. The call for “dialogue and bilateral talks” by the party that is dissatisfied with the arbitration decision must not be accepted and entertained.

By TesfaNews,

AN ERITREAN delegation called upon the African Union (AU) to urge Ethiopia to abide by its treaty obligations and unconditionally withdraw from sovereign Eritrean territory, including the town of Badme.

Ambassador Araya Desta, Eritrea’s permanent AU representative made the call during the consideration of the report of the Peace and Security Council and the State of Peace and Security in Africa at the 24th summit of the organization in Addis Ababa. Continue reading Eritrea Urges AU to Press Ethiopia Withdraw From its Sovereign Territories

New Eritrean Representative to the AU Present Letter of Credence

Ambassador Araya Desta presenting his letter of appointment to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

By TesfaNews,

AMBASSADOR Araya Desta today presented his letters of credence to Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) as the new Permanent Representative of the State of Eritrea  to the African Union and UNECA.  Continue reading New Eritrean Representative to the AU Present Letter of Credence

Eritrea Reaffirms its Unequivocal Condemnation to Terrorism

Eritrea reassert: We denounce terrorism in all its forms

By TesfaNews,

The Red Sea State of Eritrea reaffirms its unwavering stance on terrorism, this week, during a debate that was convened at the United Nations to discuss agenda item 110 which is ‘Measures  to eliminate International Terrorism’.

Through a statement read by its Permanent Representative to the world body, Eritrea reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purposes.

Here Below is the statement on its entirety: Continue reading Eritrea Reaffirms its Unequivocal Condemnation to Terrorism

Eritrea Pledges Support to Somalia Government

We’ll never forget the solidarity of the Somali people and government during and after our struggle

By TesfaNews,

The Government of the State of Eritrea has thrown its full support and recognition towards the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Somalia under the Federal Government of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

According to Eritrean diplomat at the UN, it is now official that Eritrea recognizes the Federal government of Somalia as the legitimate representative of the people of Somalia.

Sources at the UN Security Council suggests that Eritrea has notified Council members about the said ‘recognition‘ in an informal way when it presents its statement during the informal consultation on July 12 with the Security Council Committee concerning Somalia and Eritrea.  Continue reading Eritrea Pledges Support to Somalia Government

Eritrea Responds to Leaked Monitoring Group Report

Denying Eritrea for full and timely access to the periodic reports and produce no material evidence becomes the two norms of the Monitoring Group

By Inner City Press,

The dysfunction of the UN’s sanctions committees is exemplified by the current Eritrea report. There was no consensus on releasing it, as some argued there was no evidentiary support for its claims. But it was, predictably, leaked to Reuters which rather than put it online cherry picked its view.

But tellingly, the country at issue, Eritrea, tells Inner City Press it has not been provided with a copy of the report. That is dysfunction.

For once with a country mentioned (and slandered, it says) in sanctions reports is a member of the Council: Rwanda. Continue reading Eritrea Responds to Leaked Monitoring Group Report

Eritrea Demands Lifting of UN Sanctions

“Security Council duty bound to lift the “Unjust” sanctions,” Amb. Araya Desta

By Peter Clottey,

Eritrea’s UN envoy said Asmara has petitioned the Security Council to lift sanctions on his country after a monitoring group said it found no evidence that Eritrea supports the Somali-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab.

Ambassador Araya Desta said Eritrea has yet to officially receive a copy of the UN monitoring group’s report before it was allegedly leaked to some media organizations.

It’s a pity we have not yet received officially the copy of the report.  But, we have seen it in Reuters [news website] today that they have got a copy and they are talking about it,” said Desta. Continue reading Eritrea Demands Lifting of UN Sanctions