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What Did Bashir And Isaias Discuss?

On February 2, Sudan’s Omar Al Bashir was in Asmara for a one-day “working visit.”  This was, as we reported, the first visit to Eritrea by a foreign head of state since the developments of January 21, when members of Eritrean Defense Forces occupied Eritrea’s Ministry of Information for a day and announced their demand for political reform to include constitutional government.  Was this issue raised in their discussion?

According to a two-sentence report in Eritrea’s official government website, shabait, the two “exchanged views on the development of various Sudanese issues and issues of mutual concern.”

According to Sudan Tribune, Al Bashir, among other things, “discussed recent developments in Eritrea following a move by dissident soldiers last month who briefly seized the information ministry in Asmara.”

It appears that Al Bashir, a wily survivor, was, accompanied by his intelligence official, paying Asmara a visit to assess the risk posed to the Eritrean regime following the events of January 21.  The two belong to a friendless club and a regime change in either country would be a serious blow to the other.   Al Bashir is said to be extremely worried that whoever succeeds Isaias Afwerki will be friendly to the West and hostile to Sudan.

Sudan has a relatively more open free press and whatever the views of the Al Bashir regime are will likely leak to friendly media and editorial writers.

We will keep you updated.

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  • Merhawi yemane

    We eritreans are suffering from the pfdj regiem. I am not blaming any pfdj member hence they know wat they are doing they are themselves the policy makers but i condemen those who support them and say pfdj is right.

  • idris

    yes, eritreans shall cooperate with their tigrian neighbours. if the two become hostile to each other, they will suffer more and more in the future. the two shall be wise enough.

  • wed garza

    The northern dominance in the Sudan (shemalin) has an echo with Eritrea’s, thus Isayas has long sold the idea of Alliance between them both… thus Eastern Sudand’s Equation is linked to that unholy Alliance, fear and dominance…The eastern question is a headache for Al-Bashir and believes that Isayas can sort out that issue as he did for the Darfour at least temporarly then.

  • Wolo

    we need peace wıth the tigrigna of Ethiopia who are our people. Down with Esayas Afecherki

  • sem

    You can not stop dreaming bad things for Eritrea. EPLF with the people of Eritrea succeeded to get our indipendence, while ELF broken in parts were negotiating to sell us to Mengustu secretely. NOW under cover of democracy you want to us to go back to the starting point. Loose our indipendence to Ethiopia or its bosses.
    Eritrea is the only truly indipendent in Africa. We are working day and night to fulfill our dream: people life standard improvement, while you are dreaming the unreachable: destroy Eritrea.

    • Kokhob Selam

      sem, update your mind sir. you are using old version.

    • sem thats what my grandfather said about 19 years ago,read for gods sake.

  • akildama

    may GOD HELP U ERITERIAN TO SEE THE FUNERAL OF ESU IN THIS 2005 E.C . I KNOW MOST ERITERIAN ARE INNOCENT VICTIM OF THE DICTATOR ISAYAS (AFECHERCH) BUT SOME ARE RECEIVE FOR WHAT THEY ARE DOES TO THE INNOCENT PEOPLE OF TIGRAY WHO LIVE IN ERITREA.

  • delay selam

    anyway as Eritreans let us say ‘Enough’ to Isayas regime together. we already familiar with your promising lies.

  • Abdu

    afe arkibu yikewun

  • Danny Boy

    They discuss evil dreams and evil works, espesially Isayas the murderer and killer of his comrades and his freinds.I hope 2013 he will go to hell. Insha Allah 2013 he will die the death of Halewa Sewra Sahel.
    Aewt Nehafsh Bigibri not Biaf.

  • jonah

    Mehretu habte- is there any evidence government is using TPDM? It seems to be heresy or just wishful thinking gone wild.. Let me get this the government with 200K+ soldiers is going to start using an ethiopian opposition group to stay in power? Just like Ethiopia as eritrean opposition groups so does Eritrea.. by the way I am not supporter of Eritrean government or its policy just an eritrean who likes to deal facts and not heresy..

  • MEHRETU HABTE

    AWATE STAFF;

    correction ,
    please disregard the former opinion & post this one

    WE ARE USED TO TIGRAY mvmts RESCUEING EPLF ,NOW SUDANESE ARMY ???

    On top of TPDM (Tigray peoples democratic movement)soldiers ..maybe Sudanese Army will come for EPLF´s/PFDJ´s rescue.We are used to Tifray movements rescueing EPLF ,now Sudan too. Well,we´ll see.ዋና ዘይብሉ ዓዲ ድዩ ኮይኑ ?????

    • DEAR BROTHERS SISTERS
      ISAIS Wadi Madihin BARDI keeps telling us he is KING! did he have Conscious? We never elected him! We never know him as ROYAL Family or King, the son of HAMASIEN region who is he? This guy is just the grand son of Madihnin Barad she came from ADWA Ethiopia she was Refugee in Eritrea. He joined the Liberation Struggle in Eritrea. Like every body, did he have Conscious? Right now the country is in danger? All human have conscious and consciously and deliberately they decide upon a desired course of action. Conscious is human natural gift, a conscious help us processing our willing, power of choosing one’s own our actions, but Wadi Madhin Barad Adwa has dead conscious, we need leadership that is elected by people for people, that has Wisely, trained his conscious will power to make decisions conformable according our Eritrea People choose.
      ERITREAN REFUGEE

      • aba-chegora

        Refugee,
        For our information eritreans in the highalands of eritrea ( kebesa) are directly or indirectly related to the people in tigray. What is wrong with coming from Adwa ?

  • peace

    2 evils will go to hell insha allah

    • ali

      I.sha allah thouthane time he well go sone or leytere. Wi comstit. Wedi medhin to adwa