Monday, September 09, 2013
President Isaias Afwerki underscored that Eritrea's foreign policy is anchored on complementarity and stable neighborhood.
The President made the salient remarks in the course of the third
round interview he conducted tonight with the national media outlets,
during which he highlighted the conspiracies of human trafficking
targeting nationals, besides regional and international issues.
Regarding the prevailing instability and crisis, as well as the
causes thereof, he pointed out that the Eritrean government continues to
exert endeavors on the basis of policies aimed at fostering durable and
stable region of cooperation. Despite this fact, however, such a stance
is not palatable to the forces of hegemony characterized with
deception, lies, plunder and pretension, President Isaias underlined.
Moreover, he gave detailed briefing as regards the Eritrean
government's positive engagement in connection with the current
developments in Egypt, Republic of Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia, as
well as the Nile Waters issue.
The President went on to elucidate that the issue of human
trafficking which is being facilitated by various spy agencies,
especially the US intelligence establishments, focusing on the youth,
constituted the major war front over the past 15 years in the case of
Eritrea. In this connection, he noted that the Government has been
exerting consistent efforts with a view to tackling the concocted pull
effect of migration on the basis of engagement with the main countries
President Isaias further stressed that the Eritrean people and their
leadership continue to mount concerted action with a view to bringing
such crimes to proper investigation and consequent jurisdiction on the
part of pertinent institutions, coupled with putting into effect the
adequate compensation of victimized youth nationals.
On current developments pertaining to Egypt, Republic of Sudan, South
Sudan and Somalia, as well as the Nile Waters, he gave detailed
briefing as regards the Eritrean government's positive engagement.
Concerning the issue of building nation and culture, President Isaias
emphasized the vital importance of giving priority to citizens'
aspirations vis-à-vis the need to reinforcing endeavors to this end.
He also commended the determination and commitment of the citizenry
inside the country and abroad to the task of building the nation and
safeguarding its dignity, in addition to calling for heightened popular
awareness and organizational competence.