7 February 2019
by ABDUR RAHMAN ALFA SHABAN
The European Union, EU, is formally seeking to revive its cooperation with Eritrea as a top official heads to the capital, Asmara.
Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation who is on a Mission to Eritrea had on Thursday met and had talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa.
He reiterated that following the Eritrea-Ethiopia peace agreement which was an historic milestone, the EU was keen to support both countries.
Whiles meeting with Abiy, Mimica stressed that there was a full convergence of views between the PM and the Africa Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs.
“Starting my visit to #Ethiopia with a meeting with
Abiy. Full convergence of views between his priorities and the #AfricaEuropeAlliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs. #Jobs, #youth, #investments, #connecticity, #integration, #trade. ?? ?? #AUEU #AUSummit pic.twitter.com/rueL92UkSj
— Neven Mimica (MimicaEU) February 7, 2019
The last time a top EU delegation met with the an Eritrean official was in November 2018 when a delegation met with the president’s top advisor, Yemane Ghebreab.
Koen Vervaeke, the Managing Director for Africa at the European Union’s External Action Service, EEAS, met with Ghebreab with a special focus on supporting the July 2018 peace deal reached between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
“With presidential advisor Yemane Gebreab in #Asmara. On the agenda the extraordinary rapprochement with #Ethiopia, impact in #Eritrea and in the #Horn and ways the EU could best support these evolutions. pic.twitter.com/2AMmyfs9Gv
— Koen Vervaeke (@koen_vervaekeEU) November 27, 2018