A number of African nations have begun taking sides in the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar over the latter’s ties to Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and other groups that the Saudi government deems extremists or terrorists.
The Saudi Kingdom closed its land border with Qatar earlier this month, imposing an economic embargo and severing diplomatic relations. It also closed its airspace to Qatar Airways, dealing the commercial airliner a major blow by forcing it to reroute Europe-bound flights. Continue reading African Diplomatic Alignments in the Qatar Crisis→
Security and stability have been, and continue to remain, elusive in our region or neighborhood. The causes of the spiralling upheaval are numerous, complicated and long-standing.
Deterrence of the scourge and its perpetrators so as to guarantee sustainable security and stability is not an easy task. Indeed, it will require time and concerted efforts. The foundations of Eritrea’s foreign policy are predicated on these precepts. Continue reading Qatar-Gulf Crisis: Eritrea’s Position→
The Minister of State for Defense Affairs HH Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah has paid a visit to the Qatari peacekeeping force, deployed in the disputed border region between the Republic of Djibouti and the State of Eritrea.
The Emir of Qatar, H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, today received President Isaias Afwerki of the State of Eritrea and his accompanying delegation at the Emiri Diwan.
The President and his accompanying delegation were first welcomed upon arrival at Hamad International Airport by HE Minister of State for Defence Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, HE Qatar’s Ambassador to Eritrea Mohammed bin Rashid Al Hamidi and HE Eritrea’s Ambassador to Qatar Ali Ibrahim Ahmed. Continue reading Emir of Qatar Receives Visiting Eritrean President→