Sisi meets with Eritrean leader ‘to pressure Addis Ababa’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki in Cairo in a meeting that was a "deliberate move" against Ethiopia, political sources in Cairo told The New Arab. The two leaders met on Tuesday

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki in Cairo in a meeting that was a “deliberate move” against Ethiopia, political sources in Cairo told The New Arab.

The two leaders met on Tuesday to discuss enhancing bilateral relations across all levels and projects related to fishing and agriculture, local media reported.

Ethiopia is building a hydropower dam on the Nile close to its source in the Ethiopian highlands, raising fears in Egypt, which depends on controlling the flow of the Nile’s waters for its survival.

“Approachment with Ethiopia’s enemy and demonstrating the possibility of cooperation could pressure Addis Ababa to be more flexible in dealing with the Renaissance Dam or it could make the situation worse,” the source said, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

“The aim of this meeting is to send a message to Ethiopia. In the past there has been non-serious talk about Egypt striking Ethiopia, however, it could possibly supply Eritrea with arms,” he added.

Former Egyptian diplomat Maasoum Marzouq said that using Eritrea to intimidate Ethiopia was a tactic that must be used with “extreme caution”. 

In October, Ethiopia accused Egypt and neighbouring Eritrea of supporting outlawed rebels and stoking an unprecedented wave of protests that has led the government to declare a six-month state of emergency.

An Ethiopian minister said there was “ample evidence” that Egypt had provided training and financing to the Oromo Liberation Front, a group labelled a terrorist organisation by Ethiopia.

He added that “elements in the Egyptian political establishment” were fomenting rebellion, seeking to promote “historical rights” over access to the River Nile.

Eritrea and Ethiopia fought a two-year border war between 1998 and 2000 which left 80,000 dead, and tensions between the neighbours flared again earlier this year.

Ethiopia’s government is facing the biggest challenge of its 25 years in power from protesters who have turned their anger against foreign-owned companies, torching several farms and factories in the past week.

Rights organisations have already criticised authorities for a harsh security crackdown on nearly a year of protests that has killed hundreds.

Source: TheNewArab

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  • adhanom December 3, 2016

    To those who advocate unity, unity is the most remote possibility especially with weyane in power and the schvinist amhara (terefmeref nay dergi_aka patriotic ginbot 7) as opposition. Lets be honest and call the spade a spade. Unity is good only in theory. For it to be practical, we need to be able to live peacefully respecting each other as neighbours. To do that borders need to be demarcated and respected. Both countries and especially eritrea needs to bury its dictator along with his bandits.

    • Samson December 3, 2016

      Wedii Halima Arab dog
      Why are you so scared and shitting in your savage sebeyiti/woman’s jelebiya? You have at last realized that your days are numbered in our soon to be united pure Christian Habesha Abyssinia of the old Eritrea & Ethiopia also with our new Agazi nation. You have taken advantage of our division/separation with our Tigrayan/Ethiopian people as savagely planned by Egypt and executed (unsuccessfully) by you deki Halima savage evil Arab dogs moslem lowland mercenaries.But at last we’ve woken up to your savage evil vicious cancer Islam’s agenda and you’d better watch your stinking moslem backs as we’ll be chasing you all the way to your savage evil moslem dogs graveyards.

      • Berhe Tensea December 4, 2016

        Tesfazion is barking like a mad dog again and again.
        Tesfazion is oiginaly from Gonder region of Ethiopia, and he must settle in his forefather’s land of ArmaChihot and leave Eritrea for good.
        This sick person is suffering from identity crisis like Iseyas, and there is no cure for it soon.
        Poor Tesfazion is changing calours like a poisonous chamelion and causing head aches to few sensitive and law abiding people visiting this site.
        Assena, why are allowing this sick gay to cause poblems on this site.
        One mentally retarded great grand child of Amhara is just keeps disturbing the peace.
        Arma Chihot is waiting you and get lost.

  • Hazo December 3, 2016

    ኣቶ ተኽላይ፤
    እዞም ባራዩ ዓቢድ ናይ ዓረብ ከምዚናትካ ንእሽቶ ልቦና፤ ከም ናይ ኢሳያስ ቁሩብ ድፍረት፤ እንተዝነብሮም ኔሩ ከምዚ ኤርትራውያን ጼሮሞ ዘለዉ ዉርደት ኣይምተጎልቦቡን።
    ተኽላይ ይብል፥
    ኣየ ኢሱ፣ጫምኡ ዘየወልወሎስ ስለምንታይ ኮን ይኸውን ?? = 1, ንኣዕራብ ኣዝዩ ስለ ዝንዕቆም ፣ነዚ ረሳሕ ዓረብ ከ እንታይ ክብረትን ፕሮቶኮልን ኣድልይዎ ኢሉ ይኸውን….2, ቐጥታ ካብ ዓዲ ሃሎ ተበጊሱ ይኸውን.
    Any way don’t worry,Issu knows the dirty Arab more than anybody else ,and he is not going to sell us….Yes,if he were the president of Abyssinia he would be respected much better …but unfortunately he is not. ..the good news is ,he is the first and the last president of this forged country called Eritrea …After Issue’s departure ,the next day we are joining to our Brothers Tegaru and automatically we will regain our Abyssinia (Ethiopia ) =Full stop.
    Our message to the Egyptians must be == 1,You,dirty Arabs!!your slaves ,the mad students of the 60s and 70s, are no more there ….2,,,We are the sons of Zeray Deres,,,Tedors,,or those you knew better Yohannes and Alula Aba Nega ,,,3,,Don’t forget the Battle of Gurai and Gundet .

  • Hazo December 3, 2016

    ኣገናዕ ኢሳያስ፥
    ወዲ መን ዲኻ! መብዛሕትኡ እዋን ምስ ጨነቐካ፣ እንታይ ይገበር ሕማቕ ግዜ ኣርኪቡካ፣ ምስ እዞም ጨነውቲ በሰብስ ዓረብ ሓደ ሓደ ክትቀርቦም ከሎኻ፣ ተሕርቐኒ እኳ እንተኾንካ፣ ሓደ ሓደ ግዜ እኮ ሓየት ኣንበሳ ኢኻ።
    ነዞም ዶራናት ሳሕሳሕ ዓረብ፣ ዶረናን ሓመድን ዓዲ ሃሎ ጌርካ፣ ነቲ ዝምክሑሉ ኣዳራሽን ነቲ ዝሰግዱሉ ምንጻፍን ርግጽ ርግጽ ኣቢልካዮ?
    በል እቶም ጀጋኑ ኣባሓጎታትካ፣ ነቶም ንህዝቢ ኣግኣዝያን (ሓበሻ) ንእምነቱ ቋንቋን ልምድን ንዕቕ ኣቢሎም ክወርዎን ክጎብጡን ዝመጽኡ ወሻላኻት ዓረብ፣ ኣብ ዶገሊ ጉንደት ጎዳጉዲ ክሳድ ዒቓ (ዓዲ ኣትሌት ግርማይ ገብረስላሴ) ሓመድ ድፋጨኦም ከምዘሰሓንዎም ዘክር ኢኻ።
    ሳሕሳሕ ዓረብ ኣሽንኳይ ንዓኻ ንስዑድያ ሓዊስካ፣ ንሓዉ ወዲ ኣዲኡ ውን ኣይኣምንን እዩ።
    ነዘን ሎኽላኻት “ዓረብ ኢና” እናበላ ዝጉምብሓን ቋንቋኤን ዘንዲዳ እሞ፣ እንትርፎ ከም ዓቢድ ከም ፍርቂ ሰብ ውን ኣይመዝንወንን እዮም።

    • Samson December 3, 2016

      Bravo, agenaE Hazo anbessa
      My beautiful brother Hazo, you and the great man/the gentleman Mr Teclay have really pointed it out quite beautifully and elegantly. I don’t think deki Halima Arab dogs would miss your strong and precise message, I mean they might find it hard to digest and swallow the truth but if they continue to have difficulty in swallowing it they can always wash it down their stinking throats with a glass shit/wee of their camels. They have a gut to defend their indefensible like their savage evil barbarian Arab slave masters, the vicious 7th century savage cancer Islam but it is probably from a desperate, restless. disturbed, blinded and ignorant savage moslem Arab dogs.

    • k.tewolde December 3, 2016

      ‘Tdelyo’omo yizinga’akin’

    • Zafu December 4, 2016

      ኣገናዕ ኢሳያስ፥
      ወዲ መን ዲኻ
      ወዲ ሓደ ዘይፈልጦ ጀበሊ ካብ የመን

  • Samson December 3, 2016

    Few retarded ghedli romantics would try to have us believe that we are not Habeshas. The all-alien-loving-evil-ghedli era old pathetic men and women had been duped by the evil-ghedli ideology into thinking that Eritrea is ‘filiyiti hager’ and Eritreans are ‘fuluyat hizbi/fitret’, consequently, fuluyat hizbi/fitret needed to surgically separate anything that Eritreans share with Ethiopia and Ethiopians our brothers and sisters of so many centuries.
    .
    History is not a narration of the past. History is about why things happened the way they did. As Thomas Meany tells us we should learn that the choice is never between an ideal future and a bad one, but between a better future (without the vicious cancer Islam and the savage moslem Arab dogs in Eritrea) and a worse one.
    .
    Eritreans have never been asked what they want freely without fear of repercussion. Members of the elite class has already determined what we want because we all assume no one will reject democracy, the rule of law, inclusiveness and human and civil rights. But that isn’t enough. The future isn’t something that just happened because we wish it to happen. The future is something we create. Hence, we need to know of how we came to be where we are, who we are and what we want to do and where we want to go. So let’s go for clean, pure united Christian Abyssinian Habesha and lets create a new history by wiping out the savage moslem Arab dogs from our Eritrea with all the disasters destruction, mayhem and miseries caused by the savage evil moslem Arabs with their savage lementi/beggars korakur mercenaries of lowland Arab dogs moslems..

    • adhanom December 3, 2016

      Kitkin beslet eyewegu kegonder abarerush aydelem. Mekazet meches yeagame bahl nat. Belu kazu. Xaeremot hizukun alomo aytehazelkumn eyu. Weyanen shaebyan besbism eyom higi medhani yeblomn. Jeganu oromo, jeganu amhara telaelom eyom. Ertrawyan win naregewti shaebya kemzixerguwom rgux eyu. Tegaru bflay meetewi yeblkumn_sorry.

    • andom December 3, 2016

      Wedi kilte hirkam kemey aleka. Deki harakim adi yikun awdi yeblkumn. Habesha, agazi, halewlew, hatewketew entatie nzerie alena. Asfaxini srah ab ertra kone ab ethiopia kitserhu kifkedelkum eyu.

    • Mokie December 3, 2016

      Tesfazion for how long you will hide and bark like a dog ?
      You are not even Tigreyan let alone Eritrean, you are an Amhara.
      You are a shame to your family.
      I don’t blame you, I blame Iseyas who gave you an Eritrean ID.
      You will never set a foot in Eritrea.

    • Aman December 4, 2016

      It is shame for Ethiopians when a sick mind person speak evil on their name.

  • Berhe Tensea December 4, 2016

    AlSisi is not meeting a head of sate or a president of a country He e is meeting an isolated pariah, who has no where to turn on the world stage.
    The only people who are interested to meet him are, some leaders like the . leaders in Saudi, and Egypt only.
    The Egyptians wont him him to use him against Ethiopia in exchange for pocket money.
    Al Sisi fully knows that Iseyas is not a statesman but a street gangster who can be ordered to commit crime in exchange for money.
    It is sad that the mafia regime is trying to portray the meeting as useful for our people and the region.
    Poor Iseyas is being used by others just to appear as important.
    No world leader in his right mind is going to sit with a coward criminal like Iseyas.
    Shame o Iseyas he is only cheating himself , and few zombies.

  • Grar December 4, 2016

    To Zafu,
    please do not insult the “deqi-Jebeli” of Eritrea, respect them as human beings with fathers.
    For your information, this is how the Arabized black Muslims are treated in the land of Jebelis. You asked for it, here is Alajezeera. Imagine how the Arab-wannabe who burned their own languages would be treated among the Arabs:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO39tQEuBcY

    -==–=-=-=–

  • Grar December 4, 2016

    The Eritrean government needs to intervene to free the former Jihadi Islamic State’s slaves:

    There are many shameless Eritreans who want to hide this news under their carpets.
    http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/abused-pregnant-and-behind-bars-former-slaves-libyan-prisons-1443728548

    Abused, pregnant and behind bars: former IS slaves in Libyan prisons

    • Zafu December 5, 2016

      Grar,
      Your recommendation was to be fair should the mafia boss Isaias was different than ISIS, he is worst than ISIS on his evilness.

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