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Continued Effort to Isolate Eritrea Will be Self-Defeating

Museveni received Afwerki with a guard of honor and 21 gun of salute

By Fred Opolot,

Mid last month, Uganda hosted President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea who was here on a three-day state visit.

To appreciate the significance of this historic visit, one needs to understand the position with which the Government in Asmara finds itself.

In 2007, Eritrea pulled out of the regional block, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in response to IGAD’s support of Ethiopian military intervention backing the Transitional Federal Government in Somalia. Furthermore, Eritrea is under sanctions by the UN that accuses the country of bankrolling Al Shabaab. Continue reading Continued Effort to Isolate Eritrea Will be Self-Defeating

President Afwerki’s Visit to Uganda and Ethiopian Press Reaction

President Isaias Afwerki and Yoweri Museveni toasting during a state dinner hosted in his honor at State House Entebbe

By TesfaNews,

The press and media in Ethiopia has been shocked, surprised and even angered by the invitation and the extremely warm welcome that was extended by President Museveni of Uganda to President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea, for his three days state visit to the country.

Their frustration begins the day they heard Uganda declare Eritrea as “one of the strategically vital countries to the stability of the region, especially in the Horn of Africa and the wider global agenda.”  However, what they have failed to understand is, in politics, there are no permanent friends but permanent interest. Uganda is after its interest and so does Eritrea and the rest of the world. Continue reading President Afwerki’s Visit to Uganda and Ethiopian Press Reaction

Eritrean President in Uganda Pledges to Support Regional Peace Efforts

I urge Museveni to continue his quest for peace and I will support him in all his endeavors

Xinhua,

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has pledged to support efforts aimed at stabilizing the East African region that has faced decades of war, a State House statement issued here said on Wednesday.

Afwerki, whose three-day state visit to Uganda entered day two, on Wednesday thanked his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni for his efforts to search for peace and development in the region.

When we meet, we talk inspiring issues and I really feel at home. I also appreciate the contributions of President Museveni and I urge him to continue. I will support him in all his endeavors,” Afwerki said at a state banquet held late on Tuesday. Continue reading Eritrean President in Uganda Pledges to Support Regional Peace Efforts

Eritrea and Uganda Discuss Issues of Bilateral Relations and Regional Stability

Uganda held talks on ‘Strategic and Political’ issues with its ‘strategic and vital country’ Eritrea
By News Agencies,
President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea has arrived in the capital Kampala today to discuss various regional and political issues with his host president Yoweri Kaguta Musevini.

Afwerki, who was accompanied by his Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and the head of Eritrea’s political affairs office, Yemane Ghebreab, described his latest visit to Uganda as a historical opportunity to exchange views on various timely issues with his counterpart. Continue reading Eritrea and Uganda Discuss Issues of Bilateral Relations and Regional Stability