Eritreans in metro Atlanta meet with the Ethiopian Ambassador to USA

On May 13, 2018, some Eritreans, who live in metro Atlanta, had the opportunity to meet with the Ethiopian Ambassador to USA: H.E Ambassador Kassa Tekelmariam Gebrehiwot for about 45 minutes. In this first of its

On May 13, 2018, some Eritreans, who live in metro Atlanta, had the opportunity to meet with the Ethiopian Ambassador to USA: H.E Ambassador Kassa Tekelmariam Gebrehiwot for about 45 minutes.

In this first of its kind meeting in the USA we had an opportunity to exchange some constructive and meaningful conversation with the Ambassador. We appreciated the fact a channel of communication was opened so we can directly address our appreciation, concerns, questions and suggestions directly to the Ambassador.

We sent our congratulatory message to the new Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and the people of Ethiopia for their peaceful transition of power.

The atmosphere and spirit of the meeting was very congenial and mutually respectful. We feel the meeting was highly productive and very successful. We hope to continue this conversation moving forward.

We raised the following issues:

1. We appreciated the help that is given by the government and people of Ethiopia but we also requested if there was more that can be done to help the refugees live a productive life.

2. We expressed our hope for a better and productive relationship between the Ethiopian government and Eritrean opposition and civic organizations

3. We suggested for building an open communication channel between the Ethiopian government and Eritreans Diaspora community and when possible hold an open meeting like this for a direct and honest conversation.

The issues we raised were taken seriously, by H.E, and his response was very supportive. We deeply appreciate the fact that Ambassador Kassa was able to carve out time to meet with us from his extremely busy schedule.
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  • Shewit May 15, 2018

    I honestly believe those Jumbo Mambo aging PFDJ and Eritrean Opposition are a Curse of the Eritrean People. As former Jebha and Shaebya they have so much innocent blood in their hands. They have never had a democratic nature in the past and now have no relevance to what the New Eritrean Generation wants to achieve in the near future. Both are being side lined by the Eritrean youth and therefore are seeking Ethiopia’s backing for survival. I believed both are source of the problem and can not be part of the solution!

  • rezen May 15, 2018

    ፡Subject: Eritreans in metro Atlanta meet with the Ethiopian Ambassador to USA, May 13, 2018

    Commentary, 15 May 2018
    Since Issayas, for his own revenge and to his utmost satisfaction, betrayed Eritrea, Eritreans have the right to meet anybody whom they think is worthwhile meeting. ERITREANS who are fortunate enough to be out of Issayas’ Purgatory must owe themselves by themselves for themselves to take any appropriate, civilized action in line with International Political Mode of Conduct to claim back THEIR LOST ERITREA. No Law of International organization forbids people from owning their properties and managing their LIVES to the best of their abilities and norms.
    Who are the six people on the photo? We have to accept that they are Eritreans. After all, it would be the ultimate strange for non-Eritreans to advocate for Eritreans while some ten thousand (10,000, very rough figure) Eritreans of the Highest Level of Education are roaming around the Globe doing nothing but waiting patiently for some one to do their job!!! Proof: When Issyas rounded-up, in the wee hours of the night, ten (10) high ranking 30-year Fighters of the highest valour,, to oblivion, NOT A SINGLE SOUND of COMPLAINT was heard in the entire country called Eritrea – an honourable member of the civilized United Nations Organizations.
    We will keep on humming, for eternity, the legendary hymn in our hearts >>>” ዓደየ ዓዲ ጀጋኑ ፤ ባዓል መን’ዮም ዝጠለሙ” [something like that] We are completely oblivious of the possibility that the answer may very well be WITHIN OURSELVES and we will dye with it. ‘We can’t help it; It is in [our] nature’ so goes the legendary saying of TRAGEDY. Eritrea is a PERFCT example of that classical saying: Prove it to the contrary, without spending energy on tantrum and insults. As the Tigrigna saying goes we may be humble, at the very least, and admit that: ‘ ነተን ከብቲ ወሲዶመን፤ ጸርፊ’ሞ ዝገደፍናሎም የብልናን’ [Please correct me] What is absolutely sad about us is that TIME & ENVIRONMENT do not seem to change us. We still cling to our parochial petty matters, seemingly to death. WE CAN’T HELP IT. THE END

    • amanuel May 16, 2018

      Are you sure they are eritreans? We thought iseyas, hagos kisha and yemane were eritreans too!

  • Tesfai May 15, 2018

    Ethiopians and Eritreans need to respect each other and live in a worthy relationship, be it confederation or similar. If the koreans and Germans can make peace and live together, so can Eritreans and Ethiopians.
    Way to go and good start.. May peace reign.
    Do not be surprised if the warring factions bark at you, here and there. They only need to see war between these two people. Who else wants to see Eritreans and Ethiopians hate and kill each other to weaken them? See the lands across the sea and their servants. Some of these good for nothing want the region to be continuously on fire and the languages and identities to burn.

  • meretse May 16, 2018

    መን ኢዮም እዮም እዞም ሽዱሽተ ሰብ ኣብ ስእሊ ዘሎዉ? ሓጺር መልሲ ሰባት ኢዮም። ደቂ ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ። ኣዕጽምቲ ናይ ሓደ ሚልዮንን ፈረቃን (1,500,000) ዝገበረ — ኤረትራዊ/ት ኢልኩም ክተለልዩ ዓቅሚ ኣሎኩም ፤ ግን ንሓደ ብሕይወቱ ዝንቀሳቀስ ዘሎ ኤረትራዊ/ኤረታዊት ግን ከተለልዩ ዓቅሚ የብልኩምን። መቛጽርቲ ……

    • Haregot May 16, 2018

      Are you by any chance or possibility a human/Seb? You must be zibesbese/ziAsiteKhe seb then!

  • የማነ May 16, 2018

    እዚ ኩሉ ወደረኛ ተፀባኢ ዘያብሉ ቅልውላው ዝፍታህ- ቅድሚ ኩሉ ደቂ ከበሳ ምስነብስኩም ምስትእረቁ’ዩ- ምስተጋሩ ባዕሲ፣ ምስጁቡቲ ባእሲ፣ ምስ ሱዳን ባእሲ – ብስሜን’ውን ባሕሪ ኮይኑበር ናይ ምድሪ ዶብ እንተዝነብር ምስኩለን ክትባዐሱ ነይርኩም!ኣነ ዝበኩም ምክሪ ምስካሎኦት ንክትዕረቁ ብቀዳሚነት ምስ ነብስኩም ታአረቁ – መንነትካ ምክሃድ – ምስ ነብስካ ምብአስ’ዩ– ዘይናትኩም መንነት ከትጭብጡ አበድበድ ትብሉሞ-አብ ነብስኩም ናይ ባህርያት ቅልውላው ፈጢሩ ምስ ኩሉ ያባዕሰኩም- እቲ አክሱማዊ ታሪክኩም ዛህብን’በር ዛሃፍር አይኮነን- አምሃሩ ኪሰርቅዎ ሰላህ እንዳበሉ ይጉህጉህዎ- ንስኩም ምስ መንነትኩም ተፃቢኡኩም ትጽለሉ- እዚ ከቢድ ሴራ መን’ዩ አሊምዎ? – 1)አማሃራይ? 2) ኣብ ጀብሃ ዝነበሩ ጀበርቲ? 3) ጣልያን? 4) ሻዕብያ?- ምንጪቲ ፀገም ደቂ ከበሳ(Personality disorder) ተባሂሉ’ዩ ዝፍለጥ- እዙይ ንምህካም ክኧ True Identity ናይ አያታትካ ምጭባጥ’ዩ!
    ትግራዋይ እነተጠፊኡ ደቂ ከበሳ’ውን ጠፋእቲ ኢኩም- ደቂ ከበሳ እንተጠፊእኩም ትግራዋይ’ውን ጠፋኢ’ዩ- ምጥፋእ ማለት – መንነትካ፣ መንነት አያታትካ ምስአን ማለት’ዩ- መንነት ከበሳ ተጋሩ ብአረብነት እንተተበሊኡ ብርግፀኝነት መንነት ተጋሩ ትግራይ ብመንነት አምሃሩ ከብላዕ’ዩ ብተመሳሳሊ ቀዲሙ መንነት ተጋሩ ትግራይ ብመንነት አምሃራ እንተተበሊኡ፣ መንነት ተጋሩ ከበሳ በመንነት አዕራብ ኪብላዕ ምኳኑ ዛጣራጥር የልቦን- ስለዚ እቲ ውህስነት ተጋሩ ትግራይን ተጋሩ ከበሳን ናብ ልብና ተመሊስና ህውነትና አሃዲስና መንነትናን ባህልናን ከም ሃደ አካል ተጠሚርና ክንከላከለሉን ክናማዕብሎን ታሪካዊ ሃላፊነት አሎና!

    • Danilo May 16, 2018

      የማነ፡ትግራይ ብነብሰ-ምምሕዳር ኣብ ውሽጢ ኢቲዮጲያ ትመሓደር።ኣብኣ ክነብር ዝደሊ ኢቲዮጲዊ ብመሰረት ሕገ-መንግስቲ፡ኣምሓራይ፡ኢኦሮሞ፡ጋላ፡ሶማሊ ወ.ዘ.ተ ማለተይ እዩ።በንጻሩ፡ኣብ ኤርትራ ዝነብር ትግራዋይ እየ ዝብል ከም ዝኸማኻ ናብ ትግራይ ክግዕዝ’ውን መስል ኣለዎ።ብተውሳኺ፡ካብ ትግራይ ናብ ኤርትራ ዝግዕዙ ነይሮምን ኣለውን ።ስለዚ፡መንነት ኢትዮ-ኤርትራ ቀያይርካ ስለ ዝፍጸም፡እቲ ኡንኮ ምርጫ!!!እንተዝይኮኑ፡ኤርትራን ኢቲዮጲያን ሑቆን ከብድን ሙኹዋንን ምፍላጥ ከድልየካ እዩ።

      • Haregot May 16, 2018

        Mafia donkoro sub-human, why the hell you make so much jambo mambo garbages of Eritrea/Ethiopia which you don’t belong to either? Stay away from our Habesha business.

  • Danilo May 16, 2018

    Haregot, why don’t you give a chance to the commentator yemane for respect or you are the same person? If yes, what is your business then? .however to tell you frankly my aspiration is to have free and stable Eritrea. Habesha is secondary for me. Also, your comment is clear what is upto. Therfore, you clearly search your identity before mine please. !

    • Haregot May 17, 2018

      Danilo, you are a mafia idiot yesterday man always mumbling and grumbling about irrelevant things. If you are from flipping East Sudan or Somalia then piss off to your bloody desert barren.

  • John May 16, 2018

    I think it is relevant question to ask who are these Eritreans who met the Ethiopian ambassador to US. Do these Eritreans represent any political group? Why didn’t they recommend Ethiopia to vacate badme so isaias would have no excuse anymore?

    As noble it may sound the effort of the few Eritreans won’t go far if they don’t have strong organization and the support of the Eritreans.

  • petros.hadera@yahoo.com May 17, 2018

    Eritrean born Ethiopians can not represent us. Ethiopia has been working with DIA in destroying our nation, Why we rely on the same country which has been the root cause of our problem. What we need is to be re-united and fight DIA and Woyane

  • rezen May 17, 2018

    Subject: Eritreans in metro Atlanta meet with the Ethiopian Ambassador to US, May 15, 2018

    Quote: “As noble it may sound the effort of the few Eritreans won’t go far if they don’t have strong organization and the support of the Eritreans” Unquote By John, May 16, 2018

    Commentary, 17 May 2018
    Good point, in my opinion. I also have my own misgiving based on so many examples and,even our own self-judgment: “ሓበሻ ንጅምር እምበር ኣይንፍጽምን” That saying has been proven to be so correct for so long and on countless occasions. Would the above mentioned group be successful and break the eternal habit? Let us give them the chance to prove their own worth. We have nothing to lose. We will get a result [what ever it may be] in the never-ending date of “TOMORROW”.

    After the past one-hundred-thirty-five years (yes, 135 years) WE – ERITREANS – have seen it ALL. Exaggeration, uncontrollable pride on our selves [shooting derogatory expressions toward other societies], but finally resulting in confusing ourselves, by ourselves. It has been such a norm to us for so long that we would be the saddest society, on Planet Earth, if we were to be forced to live a different normal LIFE. What is ”NORMAL”? I DON’T KNOW!!! THE END.

    • k.tewolde May 18, 2018

      “What is ”NORMAL”? I DON’T KNOW!!!”…..rezen never doubt yourself,we are light years away from normalcy,this current Eritrean society is an aberration,it an upside down,inside out,it is an artificially fixed society with no fundamental connection,it is a social entity which defied all the norms of a community,it is a society fixed to hate his brother or sister and by default hates himself or herself.It is a society ordained by self fulfilling prophecy to fail,because it is made to delegate its fate to strangers.Today’s Eritrean society is an abomination and as long as it remains that way,it will continue to be manipulated by outside forces.Remember what I said rezen in my early teens in that fateful training camp,few moons ago.

      • k.tewolde May 18, 2018

        I quote my beautiful mom’s saying here,’IZI BARYA AYQENI,INTEQENEYE KETNISENI’ and did they!!!!!

  • meretse May 18, 2018

    Dear all,
    Some of us gave them a high hand and said, go for it. It is not because we know them all but it past due taking such measures. I am very they will be asked the same questions as some individuals are asking above- “who are these people?”. And, of course, the main source of raising such questions is jealousy. It seems, we Eritreans we have about ego – I can only do it. If I am not in it then it is invalid.

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