Yemane Ghebreab, Presidential Adviser and Head of Political Affairs for the ruling PFDJ, gave an extensive presentation at the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue on the topic of Eritrea’s political situation and its policy in the Horn of Africa.
European strategists admits they know little about Eritrea as most of EU’s external policies and political decisions upon countries such as Eritrea were influenced by Washington’s political and diplomatic attitude towards those countries.
Organizing such a high profile presentation at the heart of Europe is therefore a rare and important opportunity for European foreign policy strategists in light of the opportunities and risks the new EU rapprochement policy will have towards Eritrea.
Located in the very heart of the Horn of Africa, one of the most volatile regions in the world, Eritrea is seen as crucial to the peace and tranquility of this region as most of its neighbors currently are in a state of chaos.
The ongoing volatility of the situation in Somalia and the total breakdown of legal order and governance in South Sudan, and the ongoing crisis in Yemen, all neighbors of Eritrea, render its position precarious.
The political development of Eritrea, the topic of Yemane Ghebreab’s presentation, and its policy in the Horn of Africa, is therefore, very important.
The Bruno Kreisky Forum also scheduled another equally important presentation on April 23 on the topic of “Eritrea in the Context of a Policy for Regional Security in the Horn of Africa” by Mr. Christian Manahl, Head of the European Union delegation in Eritrea.
Mr. Georg Lennkh, Member of the Board of the Bruno Kreisky Forum and former Austrian Special Envoy for Africa was the moderator and he will do so on April 23rd as well.
NOTE: If audio link fail to work, click HERE to listen.