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Eritrea’s Afewerki to visit Khartoum on Thursday

May 6, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Eritrean president, Isaias Afewerki, will arrive in Khartoum on Thursday to hold talks with his Sudanese counterpart, Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, to discuss bilateral ties and means for furthering cooperation

May 6, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Eritrean president, Isaias Afewerki, will arrive in Khartoum on Thursday to hold talks with his Sudanese counterpart, Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, to discuss bilateral ties and means for furthering cooperation between the two countries.

Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services(NISS) director, Mohamed Atta, travelled to Asmara on a one-day secret visit on Tuesday.

Informed sources told the pro-government al-Rayaamdaily newspaper on Tuesday, that Afewerki will be accompanied by several ministers and advisors.

The same sources stressed that a summit between the two presidents will be followed by a ministerial meeting to discuss bilateral relations besides regional and international issues of common concern.

It added that Afewerki’s program of work would include field visits to several projects and large enterprises on top of which is Al-Gaili oil refinery.

Last April, Bashir disclosed during a visit to Sudan’s eastern state of Kassala intends to establish a joint Sudanese-Eritrean force to combat human trafficking and smuggling.

He said that Khartoum would provide Asmara with its fuel needs in order to curb smuggling, underscoring existence of a high level of security coordination between the two countries to control borders and achieve security and stability.

Bashir also called upon the government of Kassala state to carry out its responsibilities in order to achieve the required living standard for the residents along the borders.

The head of neighboring countries’ department at the foreign ministry, Ibrahim Bushra, described ties between Sudan and Eritrea as good, pointing to the repeated mutual visits of the two leaders.

He said that Bashir emphasised Sudan’s relations with Ethiopia do not come at the expense of its ties with any country, in reference to Khartoum’s relations with Asmara.

Bushra added that Bashir had in the past offered to mediate between Eritrea and Ethiopia in order to clear the atmosphere between the two neighboring countries.

He further stressed that Sudan supports the regional campaign led by Eritrea to lift the sanctions imposed upon it by the United States, saying that Sudan suffers from similar sanctions.

Eritrea became an independent state in 1991 after a bloody war of independence with Ethiopia. The two countries fought a border war in 1998-2000 that has killed an estimated 70,000 people.

The two East African adversaries remain at loggerheads since the disputed key town of Badme had been awarded to Eritrea by an international border commission.


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  • HGDEF May 9, 2014

    You are free to make your own list of Facts and Myths. But you cannot change Facts to Myths and vice versa. But the funniest thing is when you call your fellow Ethiopians that they are less Etiopians not only compared to other Ethiopians but also compared to Eritreans. I hope no one from Benishangull or gambella reads your comment.

    • Tamrat Tamrat May 10, 2014

      Did you become Hgdef because you have a defficiency of common knowladge or did you get defficiency of common knowladg becayse you er Hgdef.

      1) Yes i am free that waht i make my own list. So why repeat a common knowlage!

      2) Yes, i can not change facts to myth.

      3) You dont want the underprivlaged ethiopians Catch you red handed thay you find some facts are funny to you?

      4) Is there any underprivlaged ethnic or any Group in Your Hgdef system?

    • Kalighe May 10, 2014

      That is because some Ethios like him think non-Habeshas are less Ethiopians. The Somalis for instance are second class Ethiopians.

  • Tamrat Tamrat May 10, 2014

    The two leaders look like the semi finalists for the elderly Idol compition.

  • selamawit2 May 12, 2014


    You wrote “it is demoralizing and an insult to be called an Arab slave…”
    Of course it is! That is why why we are debating and refusing the comments of Tezareb and co. – not beacuse they are ethiopians but because they are destruvtive!

    But again: in case of Tamrat Tamrat it is needed to read his comments very carefully and also between the lines:

    – Tamrat Tamrat said: “…People like HGDEF brings the worst of me and i have to avoid discussing With them in cyber.” This is something we Eritreans can cosign – alone your nickname is a provacation to every healthy person and surely a reason to have a defensive demeanor to your comments. understandable!

    – He also said inbetween your heat and angry debate in context to love-hate relationship between Bashir and HGDF/DIA” „Dont act like a sale out arab slaves. Be yourself.“
    This is also understandable! BUT i am sure if you would put here a reasonable and CONSTRUCTIVE
    criticsm, i am sure Tamrat Tamrat will accept it – IF you are willing and able to convince him.

    E.g. this way – just try it:

    Dear respected brother Tamrat Tamrat,

    DIA is acting as a destroyer to the eritreans and as “yes-person” to arabs. Therefore it is understandable that you (especially when provoked) appeal to his workes with saying “Dont act like a sale out arab slaves. Be yourself.”
    But in our recent case – especially here in this forum – we eritreans are very allergic to the
    turn “arab slave”. For the sake of our brotherhood/sisterhood and for the sake of our good will for each other please avoid this wording in your comments.
    Your understandable reaction to the commenst of the hgdf supporters could be misunderstood and misused by the destructive ones (twisted into a „collective insulting“)…

    Thank your very much.
    your sister Selamawit2

    (P.S. to HGDF: Constructive critics doesn’t mean always having exacly the same opinion. It means treating each other with respect and criticzing with good will.)

    • Tamrat Tamrat May 15, 2014

      Hi, Selamawit! I dont where you get refeel Your energy. I remember not to use that term never again. I as an ethiopian where my siters and Brothers from both ethiopia and Eritrea work like ‘slaves’ and deport as the host countries wish, should have known better than using such a term. I thank you for Your constructive critic.

      Thanks, Your Brother.

      • selamawit2 May 16, 2014

        And again, brother Tamrat Tamrat:

        I AM SOOOO PROUD OF YOU!!! 🙂