Sweden has ordered a diplomat from Eritrea’s embassy to leave the country within the next 48 hours.
“I can confirm that a foreign diplomat has been ordered to leave the country but I can’t go into the reasons,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Charlotta Ozaki Macías told the TT news agency.
The ministry has a policy of not revealing the nationality of diplomats ejected from Sweden.
A number of TT’s sources however were able to independently confirm that Sweden had given the first secretary at the Eritrean embassy just two days to leave.
A spokeswoman for the embassy declined to comment when reached by The Local.
One source, who asked not to be named, told TT: “It’s been in the works for a long time that an Eritrean diplomat was to be ejected.”