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The Impact of Eritrea-South Africa Bilateral Relation in the Horn of Africa

For Eritrea, building a strategic relationship with any country is a top foreign policy priority

By Berouk Mesfin,

Eritrea and South Africa formally established diplomatic relations in 1994. Eighteen years later, the two states seem to be strengthening their bilateral relations.

In March, Iqbal Jhazbhay, the new South African ambassador to Eritrea, presented his credentials to President Isaias Afwerki. Significantly, Jhazbhay was warmly received by the president only a week after his arrival, which is a very unusual occurrence. This demonstrates the importance that Eritrea accords to South Africa.  Continue reading The Impact of Eritrea-South Africa Bilateral Relation in the Horn of Africa