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U.S. Embassy in Asmara Announced Opening of “The Doors” Soon

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“The doors will be opening soon” – U.S. Embassy in Asmara

Something is developing inside the U.S. Embassy in Asmara. From a “Coming Soon” message last week to “The doors will be opening soon” today. No further explanations given and all these communicated through the Official Facebook page of the Embassy in Asmara. But, which doors are opening this time?

The messages are deliberately short and are, of course, open to different interpretations. However, given the unusual positive messages that are coming out these days through the Chief of Mission Mr. Louis Mazel, most Eritreans are optimistic about this particular message. Continue reading U.S. Embassy in Asmara Announced Opening of “The Doors” Soon

ESAT’s Three Weeks Journalistic Journey to Eritrea

Give your opponents a chance to talk. Let them finish. Do not resist, defend or debate. This only raises barriers. Try to build bridges of understanding. Do not build higher barriers of misunderstanding” – Dale Carnegie

Who wants to remain captives of lamentation for what went wrong in the past and victims of the fear that has characterized the wrongs throughout our political history? Of course, the challenges we are left with due to serious mistakes in the past requires new, genuine and realistic collective approach.

By T. Goshu,

I WANTED to begin my comment with this worthwhile quoting to underscore how listening to any point of view be it agreeable or disagreeable is critically important in any conversation we may have leave alone the serious issues of the relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Let the meaning of this quotation in this context be clear that careful and sensible listening is a very important element if we want to engage ourselves in constructive and forward-looking conversation, not to mean do not debate or defend your ideas.  Continue reading ESAT’s Three Weeks Journalistic Journey to Eritrea

From Cuba to Eritrea: Extending the Conversation on Failed Sanctions

Obama made changes to restore ties with Cuba after 50 years because, he said, it is the right thing to do. It is time, Mr. President, for charting a new course on Eritrea because that too is the right thing to do.

By Dr. Samuel Mahaffy,

FROM the U.S. White House today, President Obama correctly acknowledged in regard to sanctions against Cuba that “isolation has not worked” and that it is time for a “new approach.” Listening to his speech, I reflect that nearly every statement made in regard to the ineffectiveness of sanctions against Cuba apply equally and accurately to sanctions against Eritrea. Continue reading From Cuba to Eritrea: Extending the Conversation on Failed Sanctions

Qatar and Eritrea Talks Bilateral Issues in Doha

RADIANT. The State of Qatar and the State of Eritrea enjoys excellent collaboration and share a long-standing relationship

By TesfaNews,

PRESIDENT Isaias Afwerki and HH the Emir Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani , held a session of talks at the Emiri Diwan today (7 December) in the morning hours, according to the Qatar News Agency.

During the session they discussed relations between the two countries, means of enhancing existing bilateral relations as well as issues of mutual interest to both countries.  Continue reading Qatar and Eritrea Talks Bilateral Issues in Doha

President Al-Bashir Lauded Sudanese – Eritrean Ties

President Al-Bashir praises the distinguished Sudanese-Eritrean relations at all levels

By Sudan Vision,

President of the Republic Omer Al Bashir has received a written message from his Eritrean counterpart Issias Afwerki dealing with mutual cooperation between the two countries. The message was conveyed to the President by Afwerki’s envoy.

Al Bashir lauded the distinguished relations between Sudan and Eritrea and instructed competent authorities to coordinate with Eritrea to further develop relations and mutual cooperation between the two countries.

Yemane Gebreab, the Eritrean envoy said in press statements that he handed over a message to President Al Bashir dealing with mutual cooperation between the two countries besides exchange of views on important regional issues.  Continue reading President Al-Bashir Lauded Sudanese – Eritrean Ties

Time for a Thorough Policy Review to Normalize U.S. – Eritrea Relations

US Hostility, Not Eritrean Rigidity, Responsible For Sour Relations

Eritrea reiterates its readiness to normalize its ties with the U.S. and called for a thorough review of past and present policies

By Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

United States Diplomat and Former Ambassador to Nigeria and South Africa, Princeton Lyman, recently wrote a piece blaming Eritrea for the lack in progress in relations with the United States. By choosing to remain silent about the many, well-documented wrong-doings of the United States (and Ethiopia) in regard to Eritrea and the region, he also tries to absolve them of any responsibility.

The ill-thought policies of US administration officials, that have caused tragic consequences for the region, started during the unnecessary war between Eritrea and Ethiopia in 1998-2000. At that time US officials, who had been invited by both sides to facilitate a peaceful settlement, decided to take sides, convinced as they were that saving the regime of the late Ethiopian Prime Minister at all costs was their number one priority. Continue reading Time for a Thorough Policy Review to Normalize U.S. – Eritrea Relations