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Qatar’s Withdrawal from Djibouti – Eritrea Border was Retaliatory

Qatar withdrawal from Eritrea - Djibouti border is a retaliation for their support to Saudi Arabia
Qatar’s withdrawal of its peacekeepers from the Djibouti-Eritrea border was meant to punish the disputing countries for siding with Saudi Arabia and its allies.

BY AL ARABIYA

Qatar’s alleged support of terrorist organizations, which has already frayed its relation with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Gulf states, is also destabilizing East Africa.

Qatar’s withdrawal of its peacekeepers on June 14 from the Djibouti-Eritrea border was a form of punishment to the disputing countries which supported the quartet of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, according to a senior researcher at a US Department of Defense think tank. Continue reading Qatar’s Withdrawal from Djibouti – Eritrea Border was Retaliatory

Eritrea’s Response to Issues Raised by the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group

Eritrea’s response to the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) on 24 August 2016 on issues raised on the justification of maintaining sanctions, support to armed groups, arms embargo, financial issues, and Djiboutian POWs.

By Eritrea’s Mission to the UN,

The government of Eritrea commends the Chair of the Security Council Committee, His Excellency Ambassador Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno for organizing this important dialogue and interaction between Eritrea and SEMG. Eritrea also appreciates the constructive role the UN Secretariat is playing.

It must be underlined and recalled that the SEMG has visited Eritrea twice and had extensive discussions with all relevant ministries, government and private institutions as well as diplomatic communities. Moreover, in the past three years alone, Eritrean government officials and SEMG have had more than 15 meetings, including three video conferences in which Eritrean officials gave extensive and clear explanations. Continue reading Eritrea’s Response to Issues Raised by the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group

Eritrea Freed Djibouti Prisoners of War

“The release of the POWs would be a step in the process of settling the remaining differences between Djibouti and Eritrea.” – Qatar FM

By TesfaNews,

Qatar’s Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani today witnessed the release of all four Djiboutian Prisoners of War (POWs) that Eritrea captured during the three-day border skirmish in June 2008.

HE the Minister announced the good news from the Djibouti capital where he is currently on an official visit.

Two years after the incident, the Presidents of Eritrea and Djibouti have signed a seven-point Comprehensive Agreement on 6 June 2010 entrusting the Emir of Qatar to undertake mediation efforts including the issue of POWs and missing persons.

Six years after signing the agreement, the mediation process hasn’t shown any progress as Djibouti puts the release of its POWs as the first precondition for the restart of talks to resolve the territorial dispute with Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea Freed Djibouti Prisoners of War

Letter from the Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the UN Security Council President

Letter dated 24 February 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

New York, 24 February 2016

H.E. Mr. Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno
President of the Security Council
United Nations
New York, N.Y. 10017

Excellency,

In reference to the meeting of the UN Security Council held on 18 February 2016, in which the report of the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) was presented by the Chair of the UN Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) to the UN Security Council; and in light of the unwarranted comments made by some members, I wish to register Eritrea’s deep concern regarding the unjust sanction imposed on the people of Eritrea. At the outset, Eritrea welcomes the call made by several members of the UN Security Council to lift the unjust and unfair sanction.  Continue reading Letter from the Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the UN Security Council President