Tag Archives: Switzerland

Switzerland Allocates $6m to Support Vocational Training in Eritrea

Switzerland resumes support for cooperation projects in Eritrea

More diplomacy with Eritrea is the way forward.

BY FDFA | PRESS RELEASE

Switzerland will resume its cooperation with Eritrea in a new three-year phase. The allocated CHF 6 million ($6 million) will be used to improve vocational skills development.

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) took this decision on the basis of the findings and recommendations of an external evaluation commissioned by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) at the end of a pilot phase to trial resumption of development cooperation with Eritrea. Continue reading Switzerland Allocates $6m to Support Vocational Training in Eritrea

Swiss: There Exists Better Knowledge on the Situation in Eritrea

Switzerland wants to expel as many as 3,200 failed “Eritrean” asylum-seeker. But it lacks a treaty with Eritrea to enforce expulsion. Martin Reichlin is media spokesman at the State Secretariat for Migration. (Photo: SRF)

BY TESFANEWS *

Switzerland is trying to expel as many as 3,200 “Eritreans” whose requests for asylum have been rejected years ago and receive provisional admission from the government ever since.

The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) announced that the government starts issuing letters to these Eritreans [including other national who falsely claim Eritrean] to inform the suspension of their temporary admission as their return to Eritrea is “reasonable.” Continue reading Swiss: There Exists Better Knowledge on the Situation in Eritrea

President Isaias Receives Credentials of Six Ambassadors

President Isaias with Ms. Susan N. Ngongi, new UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Eritrea

BY SHABAIT

President Isaias Afwerki today received the credentials of six Ambassadors at Denden Hall here in the capital.

The Ambassadors are Ms. Susan Ngongi-Namondo, the United Nations Resident Coordinator; Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa of Japan; Mr. Michael-Christos Diammesis of the Hellenic Republic [Greece]; Ms. Agrina Mussa of the Republic of Malawi; Mr. Daniel Cavegn of the Swiss Confederation and Mr. Ramiah Yogarajan of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Continue reading President Isaias Receives Credentials of Six Ambassadors

Switzerland Partners With UNDP to Support Eritrea Youth

Swiss Government pledges US $2.1m towards Eritrean youth skills development, employment and migration project

The project aims to reduce unsafe migration by creating opportunities for young people to pursue their aspirations in the country and by enhancing the Government’s capacity to govern migration to promote safe, regular, and orderly migration opportunities.

BY UNDP ERITREA

Switzerland has signed an agreement with UNDP pledging US$ 2,112,000 (two million, one hundred and twelve thousand US dollars) to support Eritrea youth in skills development.

In line with SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, the skills development, employment and migration project will enhance youth participation in sustainable economic activities and Nation building. Continue reading Switzerland Partners With UNDP to Support Eritrea Youth

From Switzerland: Stauffer’s View of Eritrea

In recent years, Hans-Ulrich Stauffer has traveled extensively to Eritrea. His book “Eritrea – the second look” has been out. Here is what he says about the policies of the Eritrean government, the motives of refugees and the lack of commitment in the Federal Swiss government.(Photo: Kostas Maros)

BY PHILIPP LöPFE | MIGROS MAGAZINE*

Switzerland provides refuge to thousands of Eritreans – is Eritrea the “North Korea of Africa”, as claimed by the media? No, says Hans-Ulrich Stauffer, the expert on Africa who traveled to Eritrea several times for his current book. Here is what he says about the policies of the Eritrean government, the motives of refugees and the lack of commitment in the Federal Swiss government. Continue reading From Switzerland: Stauffer’s View of Eritrea

Swiss National Council Call Federal Government to Open Embassy in Eritrea

A large majority of the National Council would like to open a Swiss Embassy in the Eritrean capital Asmara, as soon as possible.

The Swiss National Council adopted a Motion with 140 votes to 13, with 25 abstentions, calling the Federal government to open a an Embassy in the Eritrea as soon as possible.

BY LUZERNER ZEITUNG*

The National Council calls on the Federal Council to immediately open an embassy in Eritrea’s capital, Asmara. By a large majority, it adopted a motion of the SVP with this demand on Wednesday.

The presence is intended to allow the Swiss to assess the situation in the country first hand. In addition, relations could be established to the negotiation of a readmission agreement, said SVP spokesman Maximilian Reimann (AG). Continue reading Swiss National Council Call Federal Government to Open Embassy in Eritrea