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UAE ‘Downsizing’ Eritrea Military Base

UAE Assab military base
The United Arab Emirates is withdrawing at least some of its forces from a base it established in 2015 at Assab airport in Eritrea to support operations in Yemen and the Red Sea, satellite imagery published by the Associated Press on 18 February indicates.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

The United Arab Emirates is dismantling parts of a military base it runs in the East African nation of Eritrea after it pulled back from the grinding war in nearby Yemen, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show. Continue reading UAE ‘Downsizing’ Eritrea Military Base

Saudi Arabia and Eritrea Agree to Establish Joint Cooperation Committee

Existing diplomatic relations between Eritrea and Saudi Arabia are at an all-time high.

Saudi Foreign Minister and President Isaias agreed to bolster ties and establish a Joint Committee to implement common visions.

BY AL-AIN NEWS

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki met, on Tuesday evening, a Saudi delegation headed by Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan during his official visit to Eritrea.

The Eritrean Information Minister, Yamani Gebremeskal, said in a tweet that the Eritrean President had received the Saudi Foreign Minister and his accompanying delegation. Continue reading Saudi Arabia and Eritrea Agree to Establish Joint Cooperation Committee

Amid Red Sea Rivalries, Eritrea Plays for Independence

“Once considered to be among Africa’s most isolated countries, Eritrea’s evolving relationship with regional cooperation could have major implications for stability in the Horn of Africa.”

President Isaias proposes a regional bloc to balance the rising influence of Gulf states on the Red Sea region, notes Professor Harry Verhoeven, convenor of the Oxford University China-Africa Network.

BY HARRY VERHOEVEN | UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE

When Eritrea’s president last month hosted the leaders of Ethiopia and Somalia to discuss “regional cooperation,” that initiative drew few global headlines. Still, Eritrea’s move should be noted by policymakers and others working for stability in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea region. Continue reading Amid Red Sea Rivalries, Eritrea Plays for Independence

Saudi Crown Prince Receives President of Eritrea

Crown Prince met with Eritrean President and stressed the importance and role of the “Council of Arab and African Countries of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden”

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) today met in Riyadh with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and held extensive discussion focused on bilateral relations and cooperation and regional developments. Continue reading Saudi Crown Prince Receives President of Eritrea

Eritrea Express Unhappiness Over Saudi Minister’s “Islamic Role” Remark

“While we recognize the goodwill of our international partners, a condescending narrative that belittles Africa and its achievements is not proper”

Get your facts straight. Eritrea rejects Ahmed Kattan’s claim of Saudi’s “Islamic role” in Ethiopia-Eritrea peace agreement as ‘condescending’.

BY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION (PRESS RELEASE)

In a long interview with Asharq al-Awsat (Thursday, 9th January English and Arabic editions), on the strategic importance of the Council of Arab and African States bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, the Saudi Minister of State for Africa digresses from the central theme to speak about resolution of conflicts in Africa in a rather deprecating tone. Continue reading Eritrea Express Unhappiness Over Saudi Minister’s “Islamic Role” Remark