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Eritrea sees frantic defamation campaign that could willfully distort the 2018 agreement with Ethiopia 

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed (seated left) and Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki (seated right) signing joint declaration in July 2018 in Asmara ( Photo : File)

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On Monday, Eritrea’s Minister for Information, Yemane Gebre Meskel, said a defamation campaign against Eritrea is increasing.  He did not name names other than using the description “Eritrea’s detractors.” 

He tweeted : 

“Eritrea’s detractors have ratched up[ratchet up], by several notches, their mendacious campaign of defamation. This frantic campaign willfully distorts the 2018 Eritrea-Ethiopia historic Agreement that contains normative pillars of cooperation & the silencing of guns.” 

Mr. Yemane disclosed the full content of the joint declaration signed  in Asmara between Eritrea and Ethiopia months after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office in April 2018. 

Apart from ending a two decades old state of war between the two countries,  the agreement was meant to ( among many other things) create an intimate relationship to which both governments would commit themselves. 

 “The two governments will endeavor to forge intimate political, economic, social, cultural and security cooperation that serves and advances the vital interests of their peoples,” says one of the points of the agreement. 

The United States and some of its European allies ( including the EU) have been blackmailing Eritrea in connection with the war in the Northern part of Ethiopia which is said to have “ended” with the signing of the Pretoria agreement in November 2022. 

Locally, the TPLF  and its propaganda machines have been mounting accusations against Eritrea over “continued rights abuse in the Tigray region.”  The claims are not investigated by an independent party. 

Eritrea was provoked as a country by the TPLF when the latter fired rockets targeting Asmara soon after it attacked the northern commands of the Ethiopian Defense Force in November 2020. 

In addition, Ethiopia and Eritrea entered into an agreement for a joint effort to ensure regional peace, and TPLF’s war was clearly one that called for cooperation between the two countries. 

When several posts of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Defense Force were attacked, the remaining units were rescued by special forces from the Amhara region responding to the attack in the west and Eritrea allowed Ethiopian troops to enter its border to reorganize response to the TPLF war. 

The United States and its allies have long been demanding the withdrawal of Eritrean forces from the Tigray region. It even became part of the agreement between the TPLF and the Ethiopian government. 

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s at no point responded to the international community in terms of explaining Eritrea’s presence in the Tigray region when the two governments have agreed for a joint security arrangement. 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. The civilized, modern and unique nation of Tigraway are legally and morally entitled to defend themselves. The international community has the responsibility to support Tigray in its struggle for survival and independence. The allied barbaric forces mobilized against this ancient nation are prepared and trained to commit mass killings. Famous Tigrayan diplomats like Dr. Teodros Adhanom are doing their best to gain international attention and support. All the citizens and friends of Tigray should continue their help and support.

  2. BRING FANO EXTREMISTS TO JUSTICE
    Stop killing innocent civilians , Amhara Oromo, Tegaru etc
    Following the gruesome massacre committed by FANOS, Fanos proved us that amhharas are enemies of Amhara .

    Stop killing innocent civilians of all ethnic background.

    Stop Oromo, Gurge and Tegaru genocide in Oromia

    By the way, zehabesha , website of shokakaw gaztegna , is deleting and editing our comment . “Following the gruesome massacre committed by FANOS” was editted and posted as “Following the gruesome massacre committed by OLA.”

  3. Send the same message to PP groups , Shene and Oromia Police. That is the ONLY way to GO!!

    The solution is STAY FOCUSED on PP/OLF and TPLF sinister agreement and Stop the Treason and Government Abuse by Erupting a UNITED and Huge Protest ALL OVER Ethiopia because the Oromo police and Shene are very few and cannot handle it against the GAINT Ethiopians population. It is all because of this fear Adanche Abebe is running around and igniting violence to contain the Public anger in one place

    iReply to Shene, PP and Oromia Police the same way!!!

    The Orommuma Racist Apartheid leader Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Adanceh Abebae, Shimelis Abdissa collection of criminals, unquenchable thirst for Amhara blood, property, land and power has extended its tentacles to Addis Ababa and Addis Ababa schools.

    First started with “Addis Ababa is getting water from Oromia” rhetoric’s and insulting Addis Ababans as prostitutes and bastards then to suddenly to wish having it all and with gowning huge appetite to swallow Addis Ababa by force and at the barrel of the Gun.

    The Oromia zone is known to FORCE everyone to speaks Afan Oromo, write in Latin (because Oromo language does not have its own alphabets like Amharic) and insulting Ethiopia with the Oromo flag anthem.

  4. Under Dictator PM Abiy Ahmed it is a failed and unjust system. Innocent people under the cover of “Suspects” first are treated as criminals and after arresting innocent individuals Police will go to find evidence for the arrest!!! What speaks for Tyranny if this is not?

    It is the typical and classical tyrants and Dictators method to intimidate and silence people by using their authority illegally and using the Police as an extension of the government for abuse and humans rights violations.

    Now that ugly racist bigotry, treasonous the most hated Oromia Zone flag anthem has made its way to Addis Ababa residents and forced down their throat to sing it. As the Orommuma is well known for its savagery and the most humans right violator it will not stop wishing to swallow more than it can chew. This thrust for power and testing Addis Ababans limit is planned to expand and keep growing to other Zones unless it is killed on arrival.

    The bottom line is using the TPLF and OLF/PP agreement current situation that has outraged Ethiopians as a whole to destruct everywhere and meet their goal by avoiding a united angry protest all over Ethiopia.

  5. Amhara, Tigray and Eritrea have so much rich history, value and culture they share. Stop the stupidity and mend your relationship. People will not live forever but country is. Therefore leave everlasting peace, good, strong relationship and respect for your children, grand children and great, great, great grand children starting from NOW.

    The current lawless, mafia and inhuman situation is very disadvantageous and dangerous for these very people survivals.

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