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African Diplomatic Alignments in the Qatar Crisis

Where do Horn of Africa states stand on the Qatar-Gulf crisis?

Where do Horn of Africa states stand on the Gulf – Qatar Crisis? How is this crisis affecting regional alignments in the region and the continent at large? (Photo: AFP)

BY THE MESSENGER

A number of African nations have begun taking sides in the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar over the latter’s ties to Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and other groups that the Saudi government deems extremists or terrorists.

The Saudi Kingdom closed its land border with Qatar earlier this month, imposing an economic embargo and severing diplomatic relations. It also closed its airspace to Qatar Airways, dealing the commercial airliner a major blow by forcing it to reroute Europe-bound flights. Continue reading African Diplomatic Alignments in the Qatar Crisis

Gulf Crisis: Eritrea Backs Saudi Arabia and Allies, Ethiopia on the Fence

For quite some time, Eritrea was suffering from Qatar’s manipulative and irresponsible policy in the region. When it was provided with opportunity, Eritrea do not hesitate to declare enough with Qatar. “For Eritrea, this is a timely issue that warrants its active support […] as such, it is not a matter that requires invitation of the Eritrean Government or solicitation of its vote.”
BY ISMAIL AKWEI | AFRICA NEWS

Eritrea has backed Saudi Arabia and its allies in the ongoing Gulf diplomatic crisis that started last week after Gulf nations cut ties with Qatar for allegedly supporting extremist groups.

The Eritrean government said in a statement on Monday that its decision is in the right direction to realise regional peace and stability. Continue reading Gulf Crisis: Eritrea Backs Saudi Arabia and Allies, Ethiopia on the Fence

Qatar-Gulf Crisis: Eritrea’s Position

Eritrea officially throws it weight behind the Saudi-led camp

The decision that Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have taken [against Qatar] is […] one initiative among many in the right direction that envisages full realization of regional security and stability. As such, it is not a matter that requires invitation of the Eritrean Government or solicitation of its vote. (Photo: Amb. Iqbal Jhazbhay)
BY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION

Security and stability have been, and continue to remain, elusive in our region or neighborhood. The causes of the spiralling upheaval are numerous, complicated and long-standing.

Deterrence of the scourge and its perpetrators so as to guarantee sustainable security and stability is not an easy task. Indeed, it will require time and concerted efforts. The foundations of Eritrea’s foreign policy are predicated on these precepts. Continue reading Qatar-Gulf Crisis: Eritrea’s Position

Qatari Defense Official Visits Peacekeeping Troops in Eritrea

Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs paid a visit to the Qatari peacekeeping force deployed along the Eritrea – Djibouti border.

By Qatar News Agency,

The Minister of State for Defense Affairs HH Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah has paid a visit to the Qatari peacekeeping force, deployed in the disputed border region between the Republic of Djibouti and the State of Eritrea.

During the visit, HE Dr. Al Attiyah met all the members of the Qatari force and conveyed to them the greeting of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Supreme Commander of the Qatari Armed Forces. Continue reading Qatari Defense Official Visits Peacekeeping Troops in Eritrea

Emir of Qatar Receives Visiting Eritrean President

By TesfaNews,

The Emir of Qatar, H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, today received President Isaias Afwerki of the State of Eritrea and his accompanying delegation at the Emiri Diwan.

The President and his accompanying delegation were first welcomed upon arrival at Hamad International Airport by HE Minister of State for Defence Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, HE Qatar’s Ambassador to Eritrea Mohammed bin Rashid Al Hamidi and HE Eritrea’s Ambassador to Qatar Ali Ibrahim Ahmed. Continue reading Emir of Qatar Receives Visiting Eritrean President