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Eritrea supports the popular uprising in Sudan: President Isaias Afwerki

Eritrea Supports Popular Sudanese uprising

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President Isaias Afwerki welcoming TMC chiarman, Let. Gen. Abdul-Fattah, at Asmara International Airport. Photo : Ministry of Information of Eritrea

June 14, 2019

The Chairman of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) of Sudan, Let. Gen. Abdul-Fattah, is on a working visit to Eritrea. President Isaias Afwerki welcomed the chairman upon arrival at Asmara International Airport.

Then the leaders held a discussion at the state House and the situation in Sudan was the main agenda, based on a report by Eritrea’s Ministry of Education.

“At a meeting, the two leaders conducted the extensive discussion at the State House, President Isaias expressed Eritrea’s support to the popular Sudanese uprising,” wrote the Ministry of Education.

Isaias Afeworki also hailed the role that the Sudanese ministry played during the popular movement.

Eritrea has sent a high level delegation to Sudan in May.

Eritrea has issued a statement on the occasion of Let. Gen. Abdul-Fattah’s visit which is published on the Ministry of Information website. It reads as follows :

Press Statement on the occasion of the visit of Lt. General Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan; Chairman of the Transitional Military Council

For over thirty years, Sudan’s National Congress Party – an adjunct and continuation of the Islamic Movement – inflicted unparalleled damage in the country thereby creating a vacuum.  The following few and major events illustrate the gravity of the prevalent situation:

* Pushing South  Sudan to opt for secession and precipitating a situation of recurrent tension;

* Perpetuating and micro-managing the problems in Darfur, Kordofan, Blue Nile, the East and other areas;

* Inducing the proliferation of over 120 political organizations and parties in order to divide and weaken them and thereby prolong its rule;

* Impoverishing the Sudan – potentially a breadbasket  – and causing it to suffer chronic bread shortages;

* Installing a corrupt and kleptocratic regime in stark contrast to its pronounced agenda of “advocacy for the deprived and promotion of social justice”;

* Not only has it caused Sudan’s debt to skyrocket to over 50 billion US dollars, but it also plunged the country into spiraling  economic crisis;

* Pursuing a reckless regional policy of sowing discord.  This was manifested by, among other things, the regime’s harbouring of Bin La Den and Al-Qaida; … giving safe-haven to Carlos; involvement in the attempted assassination of (former Egyptian President) Housni Mubarak in Addis Abeba (OAU Summit);… the propping up of “Eritrean Jihad” who were trained and involved in Afghanistan;…its support to Jihad movements against Libya, Chad and Egypt respectively; as well as hosting, promoting and serving as a springboard for destructive regional agendas and alliances.  The regime had thus become the principal actor in stoking regional conflicts and destabilization;

The ensuing vacuum created by the regime’s policies tested the patience and tolerance of the people of the Sudan.  In the event, the entire people of the Sudan managed, in unison, to overcome all obstacles and usher in a new, historic, phase through a spontaneous uprising.  The Sudanese people are today earnestly engaged in formulating their own road-map for a durable arrangement that transcends the challenges of the current transitional phase.  And this is being achieved without pretentious external interventions. 

In view of the historic and robust bondage between the peoples of Eritrea and the Sudan, the Eritrean people have also been victimized by the negative consequences of the regime’s reckless and destructive policies.  This is indeed why war was declared on the Eritrean people without any justification whatsoever.  The border between the two countries was then closed whimsically using the “declaration of emergency” as a pretext.  In the circumstances, the Government of Eritrea expresses its admiration and support to the patience and patriotism of the Sudanese people.  Aware of its obligations that stem from the historic ties of the two peoples, the Government of Eritrea pledges its full and unequivocal support to the Transitional Military Council in its efforts to shoulder its responsibilities at this crucial phase of transition.

Ministry of Information
14 June 2019

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  1. How can a brutal dictator support a popular
    revolt? The Sudanese people were able to
    throw out the Al Beshir dictator, a partner in repression of the Eritrean tyrant for the last 30 years, after a nationwide popular and bloody uprising.
    The Eritrean dictator is under the umbrella of MBS of Saudi Arabia in particular the CGI
    in general, forces opposed to the popular and democratic revolution in the Sudan.

  2. There you have it! A new faultline is forming in the Sudan with two camps running the affairs there behind a steel curtain. One endorsing one form of rule from the one the other camp proposing, it is going to make the situation is even more dire for the citizens of that country. I hope it will not grow to be a new Somalia of the 1990’s on steroids. It is apparent that there are those who do not wish Sudan to go ‘civilian’ led regime and those who do. May The Almighty Save The Sudanese People!!!!

  3. QUOTE:”May The Almighty Save The Sudanese People!!!!” UNQUOTE Ittu Aba Farda

    I support the above good wish to the NOBLE SUDANESE PEOPLE a million times.

  4. He supports them. Eritrean people do not support those brutal military group who killed our sudanese brothers.we are on your side.

  5. Eritreans donot want to topple down their dictator, Isayas Afw. Because , he is helping them to flee from extreme poverty and build life in th richest western countries. But, they always cospire as if they donot like this system. They are economic migrants coming back and forth to Ethiopia buying items from Ethiopia. They want only to sek asylum in western world but not in poor countries.

    They are proud of being asylum seeker as if they are chosen people by westerners,, their masters.

    they managed to recovery from the impact of 30 yrs impoverished life and build their newlyborn country through migration and asylum


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