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Eritrean President meets with Abiy Ahmed in Cairo (Photo : Twitter)


Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met in Cairo on Wednesday to discuss the crisis in Sudan.

Eritrea’s Minister for Information, Yemane Gebremeskel, has confirmed this in a Twitter message. He wrote :

“President Isaias Afwerki also met, in the evening hours yesterday, Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and held extensive discussions on the crisis in the Sudan.”

No indication if the two leaders discussed other issues pertaining to regional security in light of  reported mobilization on the part of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) with the intention to start a war in the Wolkait area.

There have been reports in local media outlets that the relation between Abiy Ahmed and President Isaias has soured.

Eritrea has not remarked about the reported development in Welkait and the new relation between Abiy Ahmed and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) which appears to be increasingly morphing into a form of political and military alliance.

On Monday this week, members of IGAD met in Addis Ababa to discuss the conflict in Sudan but Eritrea did not attend.

Egypt initiated the leader’s summit in Cairo to discuss the war in Sudan and how to stop it. Eritrea is active in the discussion. In a video shared by Eritrea’s Minister for Information, Eritrea’s President Isaias Afeworki is seen speaking in Arabic language at the summit.

The president described the situation in Sudan as a “quagmire” but warned about the drawbacks of military intervention in the country.

Yemane Gebremeskel wrote “Pre. Isaias thanked Egypt for its Initiative; reiterated Eritrea’s support to people of Sudan to extricate itself from quagmire; underlined imperative of respecting Sudan’s sovereignty; stressed pitfalls of military intervention; hoped collective efforts will lead to Gate of Safety”

The Conflict in Sudan is said to have displaced well over 2 million people. An estimated 3000 people are said to have been killed due to the war between the Rapid Support Force and the Sudanese government, according to sources.


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