Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh claims migration conspiracies against Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA  (HAN) May 30.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. While admitting that Eritrea’s economic challenges during the last 18 years provided a reason for Eritreans to leave their country, Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, claimed illegal migration had become a politically motivated agenda serving as part and parcel of a larger campaign to vilify, isolate and destabilize Eritrea. Speaking at a ministerial level meeting on “Sustainability of Migratory Phenomenon: towards a new model of dialogue” in Rome, he said Eritrea’s youth were the target for a ” migratory conspiracy and protracted psychological warfare to lure them away from national defense and development responsibilities by attracting them to a promising “heavenly life”.”

He claimed “false and manipulated asylum cases” had been orchestrated and claimed a statement by President Obama in September 2012 corroborated this “conspiracy perpetuated to use Eritrean migration as a political tool.” Mr. Saleh said “sensationally manipulated statistics and the perceived number of Eritrean migrants frequently quoted by the UNHCR” had also become a tool of political disinformation to tarnish the image of Eritrea.

The Eritrean Foreign Minister called for a critical appraisal of the asylum system of recipient countries to redress the effects of pull factors and emphasized the importance of “continuing education and training, strengthening career structure and social mobility and transforming attitude and responsibility” in Eritrea. Despite hundreds of reports to the contrary, he said any Eritrean citizen had the inalienable right to return and “thousands have already returned voluntarily, thus exposing the myth and perception on the “fear of return and persecution”.  Denying the reports of the UN Monitoring Group, he said Eritrea had been fighting human trafficking and that “many direct and indirect beneficiaries of this scourge have been brought to justice” He also added that “this criminal activity has the involvement of some countries, organizations, surrogate anti- Eritrean groups and pseudo-human right activists.” He stressed Eritrea’s under the Khartoum Process and the ensuing Valletta Declaration and Plan of Action, and said it would strengthen its engagement and cooperation at regional and international levels to uphold collective efforts to fight illegal migration and human trafficking. During the last week, over 10,000 refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy were rescued. The total number of refugees this year is now over 40,500, and another 1,370 have died in trying.




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4 Responses to “Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh claims migration conspiracies against Eritrea”

  1. Alem

    OSMAN you sell out idiot there is no conspiracy in this.
    your argument of defending the decaying trend of our economy, the surge of migration and the disintegration of our country is Ludicrous and absurd. So far you and the rest of your regime blamed everything and everyone under the sun, but what you failed to see is, NON of you the members of the temporary unelected regime, do have the knowledge or the talent to govern a country and improve the quality of life of its citizens. In short what I am trying to say is YOU DONT HAVE IT, you guys are a failure. You were looking good at the beginning of our liberation because the G-15 and the rest of our hero’s (unfortunately decaying in your dungeons) had the talent and knowledge and they were making you look good and by the way it is because of them that we got our liberation NOT because of the cold blooded murderer ISAYAS AFEWORKI or non of you members of the regime .

    You said because our land is occupied by a foreign enemy, that we don’t have any other choice but to implement national service (slavery) and defend our selves. Yes there is some truth to it and we have a land occupied by Ethiopia but the solution is not holding our entire country hostage at a gun point, and convert Eritrea into a military state, killing our constitution, shutting our free media, shutting our higher education and detaining those who brought the liberation.
    This was a war instigated by the ruthless criminal ISAYAS AFEWORKI to tighten his grip on power and to kill our constitution and to have a free hand to detain those who oppose him, to shut down our independent media and that is exactly what he did.

    Lets see another scenario and lets assume the Ethiopians invaded and occupied our land, since they are our enemies and they don’t want us to grow and progress, it is a given they hold us hostage with the so called NO WAR NO PEACE nonsense. And funny enough the delusional criminal regime in Asmara falls into their trap, by freezing everything, shutting down schools, turning our country into a military state and ghost town, making the life’s of our youngsters (who can defend our country)so miserable so they run away in troves.

    My message and the messages of millions of us Eritreans is simple, Your unelected regime brought a tremendous havoc into our Eritrea, into the region, and spilling over to Europe, you converted our Eritrea into a failed state, your policies are worthless and a failure, you guys let alone a country you cant run a family so GIVE IT UP. Since you hate the west very much pray that your idols in NORTH KOREA, Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela (another retard), Libya(sorry they blew his head of) give you asylum. I know there is a prime land in Zimbabwe next to Mengstu house which you could buy with some of the 700 million our Eritrean money in Swiss but I bet you Mengstu will kill you on arrival and at the same time the despicable old man MUGABE is dying. (one limb at a time)
    Awetn selamn nhzbi Eritrea down fall to the criminal dictatorial regime.

  2. Alem

    Geeska why are you deleting my comments. People need to hear the truth.
    If nothing else it is good for your traffic so don’t delete it

  3. David

    Thank you Alem.

  4. setif

    Eritrean that understand the goodness of free nation they will defend and love the B loved Eritrea we r not Ethiopians we will never B never been look 25yrs sinece air Independence we r free we have aurr independent Army strong Army land sea air so if u like to b non Eritrean Get AUT of my cautry. We not need ya ansevilized u r u belong to the west to clean there W,C and sleep in there kitchen get lost we R warriers not Tratores no one can win a war aganest war say ykaalo we will invent a wopan worled never seen B4 the AsaNak neok made in Sawa this is not a promiss it is reality Aawet nhafash my Nome is Set if. Yes Set if

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