Statement by HE Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea, during the UN General Assembly meeting on appraisal of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in person, New York, 27 September 2017.
It has been many years since human trafficking has, as an organized international crime, morphed into big business. In recent times, this organized crime has assumed dimensions and tentacles that transcend its “normal” facade of Mafia enterprise. And these days, it is disconcerting to see the architects of this scheme unleash intensive propaganda and misinformation campaigns and appear to be shedding crocodile tears to cover up their crime. Their duplicitous attempt to impugn the people and Government of Eritrea, whom they targeted as their main prey, is not new or surprising. But it underscored their bankruptcy. Continue reading Eritrea Renews Call for Inquiry into the Trafficking of Its Citizens→
ILLEGAL migration is a worldwide phenomenon. It’s causes are multifaceted. Eritrea can’t be expected to be immune from it.
When it’s comes to the Eritrean case, however, there are glaring differences. There is a coalition of the willing consisting of certain intelligence agencies, NGOs, international organizations and the treason mafia facilitating the illegal and criminal enterprise.
“I served 17 years ago as Ambassador to Ethiopia. One of the things I learned in the region is that lying is a justified means to achieve greater opportunities.” – Ambassador Avi Granton
By Sophia Tesfamariam,
These are words of a senior Israeli diplomat on Africa, Ambassador Avi Granot, who is the head of the Africa Division in Israel’s foreign ministry. He was responding to the latest SEMG’s (Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group) outrageous allegation that “Eritrea is in the business of trafficking weapons and persons to Sinai via the Sudan.”