Asmara (HAN) August 25.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Eritrea’s foreign Minister, Mr. Osman Saleh, held talks on August 23 in The Hague with the Netherlands counterpart, Mr. Bert Koenders, regarding the establishment of diplomatic relations and other topics.
In the meeting, Mr. Osman underlined that Eritrea believes and is working to develop constructive diplomatic engagement and mutual cooperation. He further called on the European Union to play due role in the task of seeing to it that Ethiopia withdraws without pre-condition from sovereign Eritrean territories that it has occupied, as well as the lifting of the illegal and unjust sanctions against Eritrea and stopping the fabricated anti-Eritrea allegation in the name of “human rights”.
Mr. Bert Koenders said that he fully understands Eritrea’s complaints and expressed his country’s readiness to establish and strengthen relations with Eritrea. The two sides also agreed to work in cooperation against illegal human trafficking.
Mr. Osman also met and held talks with senior officials of the Dutch Foreign Ministry. Mr. Negasi Kassa, Eritrea’s Ambassador to the European Union and Roving Ambassador to the Netherlands also attended the meeting.