Eritrean president “worried about Ethiopia’s ethnic conflict”

Eritrean president says “Woyane” has destroyed the relationship of Ethiopians and that he is “worried about Ethiopia’s ethnic conflict”

Eritrean President
President Isaias Afeworki. Photo (resized) from Eritrean Press page.

borkena
February 6, 2020

The Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki had an interview with Eritrea’s state-owned TV on Friday in the evening. Based on a translation from Eritrean Press, he spoke a great deal about the situation in Ethiopia and an alleged attempt to create “friction between Eritrea and Ethiopia.”

From Ethiopia’s internal situation, he said that he is “worried about ethnic conflict.” In that regard, he reportedly talked about the importance of creating solidarity with Ethiopia and supporting the leadership.

In the view of the Eritrean president, “the worst thing that happened in Ethiopia happened in the last 30 years.” He reiterated that he warned “Ethiopia ” about the dangers of an ethnic-based constitution in 1992, but the aim of Woyane ( this is a reference to Tigray People’s Liberation Front) constitution of ‘Federal Democracy’ was to divide the people of Ethiopia.

He called the Woyane policy “poison policy” and he thinks that it has destroyed the relationship of Ethiopians in all-region.  

President Isaias sees great economic potential in Ethiopia – which is also relevant for the region. “A peaceful Ethiopia will create development and trades in the region,” he is cited as saying, but “some think tanks with interest are working trying to destabilise Ethiopia.”

President Isais visited Ethiopia about four times since the two countries ended hostile relations in July 2018 following TPLF’s loss of dominance over the Federal government.

Eritrea and Ethiopia are working on several legal documents to formalize partnerships and bilateral agreements in a range of areas.  

Ethiopian officials working in the Ministry of Trade and Industry hinted this week that the two countries could even use local currencies for cross border trades. The agreement is expected to sign “soon.”



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11 Responses to "Eritrean president “worried about Ethiopia’s ethnic conflict”"

  1. Ittu Aba Farda   February 8, 2020 at 1:05 am

    Where can I find his full interview with English or even Arabic translation/subtitles?

    Thank you Sir, H.E. President Isaias bin Afwerki for your sincere concern about the old country. Your concern is shared by many of us and we are trying our best to reverse the curse after so much harm was directed at the harmony we are known with. My personal conviction is we will prevail. Our harmonious neighborliness was assaulted before by one of the most powerful nations in the world in the 1930’s. But this time it was our own countrymen infected with the poisonous Marxism/Leninism souped-up by Mao’s sermons. Nobody discounts the issue of equality regardless of ethnic background but that should not have been achieved by demonizing others as a group. Insidious terms and phrases were coined for this purpose that led to the killings and displacements of innocent civilians mostly on ethnicity basis. It became almost a contest. Connivers want to follow examples of separation. They wanted and still want to create multiple Juba’s and Asmara’s in the present day Ethiopia. ‘They have done it. Why not us?’ is the battle cry by these hate mongers. ‘If South Sudanese and Eritrean can have it, my Oromos can have it too, my Amharas can have it, my Sidamas can have it, my 80 ethnic groups in the south can have it too!!!’, they say!!!! Regardless of all this assault on the unity of the old country, many of us have unshakable faith that level heads on location there will prevail over hate!!! They have prevailed so far, haven’t they? Insha’Allah!!!!

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    • Shinkurti   February 9, 2020 at 1:04 am

      Ittu Aba Farada

      In the diaspora go to any Abesha Bar , the ASKARIS surely are busy translating Isayas’s speech to non Tigrigna speaking Ethiopians .

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      • Ghellbandas   February 10, 2020 at 8:19 am

        Shinkurti and Intuf Farda are working closely to weaken TPLF.

        go2hell

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    • shabiadeadwood   February 9, 2020 at 5:50 am

      I personally hate Eritreans than amhara adgi cozze they are too hateful to tegarus and do knew eritreans who spy for amharas . They are extremely ignorant, narrow-minded tribalist and snoopers at a time. The biggest thing they could accomplish is to sign up on facebook and spend all day long on it. They feel as if they are the only chosen people to live in the western world. they are much addicted to vulgar words than any amahara, if I have to describe them. ….. pardon my french!!

      shabia messengers are toxic than any one !!

      Washington DC, USA

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      • wedi   February 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

        ha ha ha DISGRUNTLED AND LOST woyane leba!!TPLF and stooges like you are well know for spreading POISON and her you are true to your color spreading POISON, but Ethiopians and Eritreans have spat out TPLF, the GAME IS OVER agame boy.

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        • wediwediadgi   February 11, 2020 at 9:39 am

          wedi shabia

          italian slave what are you vomitting here go and grab wine and check your facebook; Atella gelbach

          shabiya dikala eritrean adgi

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  2. rezen   February 8, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Subject: “Eritrean president “worried about Ethiopia’s ethnic conflict” borkena
    February 6, 2020

    Short Commentary, 8 Feb 2020
    Issayas is not “worried” about the conflict. He loves it!!! To Dictators, “Conflict” and ‘Confusions are ‘ HONEY in beehive. Just go over it in your mind about the history of World Dictators. Why should an African Dictator be different. than all the dictators around the Globe? So, the Horn of Africa will go a long way before it is cleansed from that world diseases of dictatorship. By the way, Dear Reader, you may wish to note that even the most democratic country on Earth is not immune from that disease >>> if you know what I mean. If not, please refer to your daily TV and judge for yourself when two dedicated officials were fired for telling the TRUTH based on their own observation. IT IS A COCKEYED WORLD!!!
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    Footnote:
    P.S. This is my third short commentary. The previous two are still awaiting to have the privilage of appearing in broad day light. If it is done deliberately, based on your rationality, I respect your judgment and freedom to operate your system based on your own broad judgment. And I remain grateful for all the free space that I was permitted to use to express my views on varied subject. May Our Dear Africa florish with its democracy.

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  3. shabiadeadwood   February 9, 2020 at 6:00 am

    DON’T APPEASE THIS KILLER . HE WILL NOT LEAVE THE PALACE NO MATTER HOW YOU PRESENT HIM A LOAD OF APPRECIATIONS , GRATIFICATIONS OR TRIBUTES. HE IS HOOKED ON BLOOD OF INNOCENTS AND INCANCERATION OFPEACEFUL OROMOS , TIGREANS .
    LIVE PEACEFULLYPERSONALLY HATE ERITREANS THAN AMHARA ADGI COZZE THEY ARE TOO HATEFUL TO TEGARUS AND DO KNEW ERITREANS WHO SPY FOR AMHARAS . THEY ARE EXTREMELY IGNORANT, NARROW-MINDED TRIBALIST AND SNOOPERS AT A TIME. THE BIGGEST THING THEY COULD ACCOMPLISH IS TO SIGN UP ON FACEBOOK AND SPEND ALL DAY LONG ON IT. THEY FEEL AS IF THEY ARE THE ONLY CHOSEN PEOPLE TO LIVE IN THE WESTERN WORLD. THEY ARE MUCH ADDICTED TO VULGAR WORDS THAN ANY AMAHARA, IF I HAVE TO DESCRIBE THEM. ….. PARDON MY FRENCH!!

    SHABIA MESSENGERS ARE TOXIC THAN ANY ONE !!

    WASHINGTON DC, USA

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  4. Hail   February 9, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Before Abiy’s rise to the highest office in the land by fluke, the Eritrean President was on a downward spiral politically, and on the verge of collapse personally.
    Degenerating from hero to zero in the eyes of his citizens; isolated from regional, continental and international politics, Issaias became bitter, paranoid, emotionally depressed, and his physical health deteriorated compelling him to travel abroad more frequently for medical treatment than work visits.
    Lo and behold, lucky for the man who overstayed his welcome not only in politics but also on planet earth, the son of Ahmed came to his rescue with a mission to fulfill the American & Gulf States’ roadmap to disaster, which included having to raise the Lazarus of the Horn of Africa from the political grave.
    Subsequently, under the pretext of peace and bridge-building, Abiy welcomed Issaias like a king of kings and a returning war hero during a state visit to Ethiopia. Continues to portray him as an elderly statesman; a big “brother” to confide in and a partner in crime to conspire with.
    As a result, the lunatic who should’ve been in mental asylum, exile or in the hereafter long ago, has been resuscitated, if for nothing else, to talk his brand of political trash, laughably feel entitled to intervene in domestic matters of a sovereign country once again, and show interest in the one and only political game he knows how to play, often disasterous , conflict, war and rumors of war.
    The shameless grumpy old man has no qualms when he ta lks about another country’s political and socioeconomic problems, while notorious for having his own legion of demons and a pile of skeletons in a big closet.
    1. A man who made his way to the top killing his comrades in arms;
    2. Has ruled his country with an iron fist for 30 years and counting with no constitution or parliament;
    3. Closed a university and colleges, replacing them with a mega military camp called Sawa, and subjects young people to indefinite military service;
    4. Compels the youth, including pre-teens, to flee the country on foot to neighboring countries, mainly Ethiopia, whereby some get shot and killed by the Eritrean army before crossing the border;
    5. Made Eritrea to be a case study for a pariah state and arrested development;
    6. Turned a country with access to sea and ports, high tourism potential; a somewhat skilled labor, industrious people with a bright future upon independence into a hellhole of the worst kind;
    7. Has been in conflict or outright war with all neighboring countries – Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen;
    8. Locked up comrades who disagreed with him to life in prison without trial, and put them under harsh condition, ultimately subjecting them to die one after another;
    9. Denies a resting place to deceased veteran freedom fighter colleagues turned foes who die in exile;
    10. Infringes on religious freedom by shutting down Protestant churches, and imprisoning followers found to be worshipping in private homes.
    The list could go on, but enough said.
    So, for Abiy to allow himself become a vessel for prolonging Issaias’ reign in power, thereby perpetuate Eritreans’ suffering, is a political crime against humanity.
    By the same token, for the shoe-in, lame duck P.M. — who continues to hold onto power unconstitutionally — to help revive the psychotic egomaniac’s delusion of coercing Tigrai to submission is treason unprecedented in modern Ethiopian history.

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  5. wedi   February 10, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Funny to see the TPLF errand boys are rattled, the never visited this site but her you are mention the gallant leader name the green eyed monsters of Mekelle start to waffle but their silly GAME IS OVER, only place is next to the chiwawa aka Melles the POISON SPREADER in HELL.

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  6. Ewrasay   February 13, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Isayas Afewierki is a thief . He wanted to steal Eritrean Telecom with the help.of Abiy Ahmed. Most Oromos donot care about electricity or about Abay . Oromia state got so many rivers where hydroelectric power plant could have been built , but almost never those OPDO leaders we seen ( Aba Dulla Gameda , Muktar Kedir , Workneh Gebeyehu , Lemma Agasses or Shimeles the Nephtegna Sebari ) none of them made building hydroelectric dam in Oromia their project because they got so many Oromo questions they bring up regularly and electricity is not one of them. They are satisfied with Qoqa dam which was built by the previous government.

    In regards to Water rights over Nile Abay, the current Abiy Ahmed Lemma Agasses military are not qualified to defend the water from Sudan and Egypt . Sudan and Egypt can simply walk in the border and claim Benishangul Gumuz as theirs then the Unqualified illetrate Oromo generals might ask for volunteers to lead Amara young to get slaughtered . Same as the then unqualified Meles Zenawi’s generals did at Badme, they asked for volunteers then they put the Amara volunteers in the Frontline hiding the TPLF Tigray military behind. Amhara got slaughtered in high numbers till this day Amara misses the fighters jegnoch , if only the Amara’s casualties for Badme were still alive the following would not happen:
    1.Lands of Amara would not have been remained invaded by Tigray (Wolqqait, tegede , Raya ..)

    2.other part land of Amara would not have been given to Sudan.

    3.Amara students at Universities wouldn’t have been treated so inhumanely.

    4. The Genocide against Amaras from different directions would not have lasted this long.

    The reason why TPLF Shabiya started the Badme War was to weaken Amara which they succeeded . Unexpectedly Eritrea got weakened too which Isayas didnot anticipate thinking Amara would just die without causing major damage to him, he thought wrong.

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