The cabinet acknowledges that no judge has as yet recorded proof of wrongful or punishable offenses by the Eritrean embassy office in The Hague. The decision is political.
Put up or shut up. Eritrea challenged the Swiss government to prove “a single case” with veracious evidence if any of the Embassy staff members has ever intimidated, threatened or in any form harassed an Eritrean citizen to make him/her coercively pay the voluntary 2% tax. It couldn’t. The gov’t knows its deceptive allegations has no legal legs to stand.
The Dutch government has told the highest representative of Eritrea in the Netherlands to leave the country, minister of Foreign Affairs Halbe Zijlstra said on Wednesday.
Tekeste Ghebremedhin Zemuy has been declared persona non grata, Zijlstra wrote in a to parliament, as the government saw letter mounting evidence [not corroborated by the Dutch police] of Eritrea continuing to force tax payments from people who fled the country. Continue reading Netherlands Expels Eritrea’s Chargé d’Affaires
Foreign Minister Osman Saleh held talks on August 23 in The Hague with his Netherlands counterpart, Mr. Bert Koenders, on re-establishment of diplomatic relations and 2% tax levy.
Eritrea’s foreign Minister, Mr. Osman Saleh, held talks on August 23 in The Hague with the Netherlands counterpart, Mr. Bert Koenders, regarding the establishment of diplomatic relations and other topics.
In the meeting, Mr. Osman underlined that Eritrea believes and is working to develop constructive diplomatic engagement and mutual cooperation.
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