Eritrea, Egypt to work in partnership on regional issues

Egypt seeks to work with Eritrea on regional matters. The situation is Sudan was top in the agenda during their latest meeting.

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Egyptian president meeting his Eritrean counterpart in Cairo. Photo : Xinhua

borkena
June 9, 2019

Egypt expressed interest to work in partnership with Eritrea on matters relating to Africa, Chinese news source Xinhua reported on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

It was during a talk between Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki in Cairo, Egypt, that the former expressed his country’s interest to work in alliance with Eritrea on regional and continental issues. And they have agreed to strengthen their relation.

The two countries met at a time when the security situation in many African countries including Libya, Sudan, South Sudan, Mali, and Congo (among others) is deteriorating.

Before the meeting on Saturday that Eritrea’s minister of information, Yemane G. Meskel, disclosed that President Isaias and the delegation he led to Egypt are scheduled to meet with President El-Sisi.

The Egyptian president is the current president of the African Union, which suspended Sudan from membership on a temporary basis on grounds that the Transitional Military Council (TMC) had to transfer power to a civilian government that will serve for a transitional period.

Eritrean Minister for Information tweeted ” President Isaias Afwerki and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi further expressed concern about developments in the Sudan and called on the Sudanese people to address the demands of the transition period with responsibility and to resist undue external meddling.”

Eritrea expressed a stand that the African Union should not meddle in the affairs of Sudan.

One of the top agenda in the meeting between El-Sisi and Isaias, which came just a day after prime minister Abiy Ahmed led a delegation to Sudan to allegedly broker peace between the opposition and TMC, is Sudan.

And it seems that there is an agreement between the two leaders.

Eritrea sent a high-level delegation to Sudan on May 20. The delegation met with General Abdulfetah Alburhan, President of the Transitional Military Council of Sudan.



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2 Responses to "Eritrea, Egypt to work in partnership on regional issues"

  1. Ittu Aba Farda   June 10, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    I hope and pray that PM Abiy did not say or confide anything bashing ‘Arabs’ during his private moment with ‘anyone’. I hope not.

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  2. rezen   June 13, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Subject: “Eritrea, Egypt to work in partnership on regional issues, borkena, June 9, 2019”

    Commentary,13 June 2015
    Two Dictators LIVE for THEMSELVES, never for the ordinary poor innocent creatures who roam around on the surface of backward Africa. Why should they? Even the stratospherically educated Africans are there only to save their skin until the unstoppable reality of nature takes them away for ever.
    CRY, MY BELOVED INNOCENT, EVERLASTING BACKWARD AFRICA. Amen, Inshalah [in alphabetical order, please]

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