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Eritrean Delegation Held Talks with Saudi FM

BY TESFANEWS *

Senior Eritrean delegation composed of Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Presidential Adviser Mr. Yemane Gebreab held talks today, 8 April in Riyadh with Dr. Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Continue reading Eritrean Delegation Held Talks with Saudi FM

President Isaias Afwerki Arrives in Saudi Arabia for Working Visit

“President Isaias Afwerki and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met today at the Royal Palace in Jeddah for a broad exchange of views on bilateral and regional issues of mutual importance” – Gov’t Spokesman

BY TESFANEWS

President Isaias Afwerki pays a working visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.  Upon arrival at Riyadh King Khalid International Airport on Monday (23), the President was warmly welcomed by Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jeddah, Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed Qattan, and a number of officials.  Continue reading President Isaias Afwerki Arrives in Saudi Arabia for Working Visit

Saudi Arabia Looks to African Allies During Gulf Crises

“Peace and stability in the Horn of Africa is very important for Saudi Arabia … that is why we cooperate with HOA countries such as Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia.” – Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri, a military adviser for the Saudi minister of defense.

By Salem Solomon | for VOA News,

Saudi Arabia appears intent on reaching across the Red Sea to build alliances in the Horn of Africa, where piracy, drug and weapons smuggling, and terrorism threaten commerce in the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

This was evident during the Saudis’ intervention in Yemen. Over the past year, they built a coalition of African partners to help dislodge Houthi rebels who were in control of most of the country, including the capital, Sana’a. Continue reading Saudi Arabia Looks to African Allies During Gulf Crises

New Saudi and UAE Diplomacy With Eritrea Ruffles Ethiopia’s Feathers

UNFAZED… while the mad dog barking …

By TesfaNews,

Ethiopia’s marionette Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, this week told a local newspaper that what the Saudi and Gulf States about to offer to arch enemy Eritrea in exchange for using its water and air space is getting on his nerves. Then he starts to warn both the Saudis and UAE of unspecified consequences if what they are offering is substantial enough to bring economic and other benefits to Eritrea. If not sacred, he clearly sounds jealous.  While, we get used to his routine empty rants, but who does he think he is to warn Saudi Arabia and UAE of anything?

His attack against the Saudis and the Emirati  was based on a recent unconfirmed report by the UN Monitoring Group (SEMG) that alleges the Arab states leased the Eritrean port of Assab for 30 years. Continue reading New Saudi and UAE Diplomacy With Eritrea Ruffles Ethiopia’s Feathers

Resumption of Eritrea – Saudi Relation Upsets Ethiopia

By Ministry of Information,

Events that have unfolded in our region in the past few months have aroused anxiety and preoccupation in the TPLF (Ethiopian) regime and its sponsors. For so many years in the past, Eritrea’s detractors have waged dogged disinformation campaigns through the daily fabrication of cheap lies and innuendos. Continue reading Resumption of Eritrea – Saudi Relation Upsets Ethiopia