Russia's Special Envoy to Africa Held Talks with Eritrean President

Eritrea and Russia holds similar views on all matters of importance raised today: Special Envoy Mikhail Margelov

By Shabait,

President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea today received and held talks with the special envoy of President Dimitry Medviedev of the Russian Federation headed by Mr. Mikhail Margelov.

During the meeting, President Isaias commended the initiatives taken by the Russian Federation to send its special envoy to Africa for constructive engagement and said that the uni-polar balance of force created in the wake of the end of the Cold War has entailed negative consequences in ensuring international peace and economic growth. The President further added that the erroneous policies pursued by the US in the Horn region of Africa in particular have spawned regional instability as well as the obstruction of justice and the rule of law. Continue reading

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Russia’s Special Envoy to Africa Held Talks with Eritrean President

Eritrea and Russia holds similar views on all matters of importance raised today: Special Envoy Mikhail Margelov

By Shabait,

President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea today received and held talks with the special envoy of President Dimitry Medviedev of the Russian Federation headed by Mr. Mikhail Margelov.

During the meeting, President Isaias commended the initiatives taken by the Russian Federation to send its special envoy to Africa for constructive engagement and said that the uni-polar balance of force created in the wake of the end of the Cold War has entailed negative consequences in ensuring international peace and economic growth. The President further added that the erroneous policies pursued by the US in the Horn region of Africa in particular have spawned regional instability as well as the obstruction of justice and the rule of law. Continue reading

Russia Vying for Africa’s Mineral Resources

Africa is a prospective region for Russian mining companies - Mikhail Margelov

By TesfaNews,

Russia’s envoy to Africa, Mikhail Margelov, has said that Russian companies are interested in the development of natural resources deposits in Africa.

Understanding his country’s dependence on oil and gas exports, and realizing how unreliable this dependence is from the standpoint of national security, Russia is now eying mining to be its main source of financing its effort to modernize and upgrade the economy in the next 10 years and beyond. Continue reading

Eritrea Requests a Delay on Sanction Vote, UN Council Refuses

Eritrea requested the UN Council for an alternative date citing the “extremely short notice”- one day and half – to make the necessary travel and other arrangements

By Shabait,

Eritrea has requested the United Nations Security Council for an alternative date for President Isaias’s address to the Council, citing the “extremely short notice” it was given as well as the need to make necessary travel arrangements.

Eritrea had formally requested the Security Council to grant an audience to President Isaias on 24 October 2011. After being held up by the objection of the United States for over five weeks, the Security Council informed Eritrea at the end of the working day on Wednesday that it had scheduled the President’s for Monday. The fact that Eritrea received the Security Council’s notification on Thursday meant that it had only one working day to complete preparation for the trip. The President and his delegation had also not received visas to the United Stated as late as Friday afternoon and no information on when these visas would be available. Continue reading