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Eritrea: Country Does Not Have Troops in Somalia

ISSUE 255
Front Page
Index
Headlines

Security Council Approves African Protection Force To Be Deployed In TFG Stronghold

Somaliland Government And World Bank Agree To Co-operate

Hargeysa Judicial Court Acquits ‘Hassan Dahir Aweys’ of Terrorism

'Heavy Fighting' In Somali Town

Islamic Courts snubs UN resolution

Hargeysa police arrest Abdillahi Makawi

UCID Warns Rayale’s Government To ‘Wakeup’

SOPRI’s 'Goodwill Mission To Somaliland' Delegation Arrives Today In Hargeysa

Regional Affairs

Uganda Ready To Send Peacekeepers To Somalia

Somalia Official Issues Beheading Threat

Editorial
Special Report

International News

Feingold, Coleman Fault Bush Policy On Somalia

Democracy Promotion: The European Way

Jendayi Frazer Is Making Mistakes And Enemies For The U.S.

Rapist Asylum Seeker Due Damages

U.N. Security Council OKs Somalia Forces

Analyst Says Negatives Outweigh Positives In UN Somalia Resolution

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Somalia: The Ethiopia Factor in the Rise of the Union of Islamic Courts

The Time Is Now For A U.S. Africa Command

Africa Insight: Storm Clouds Over Somalia As Rivals Prepare For Battle

Security Council Approves African Protection, Training Mission In Somalia

Seattle Islamic Quiz

Somaliland Fact Sheet - Dec 2006

Food for thought

Opinions

Support Democracy & Reject Political Form Of Islamic Sharia Law In Somaliland

Fallout From The UN-Approved Peace Keeping In Somalia

THE DYNAMICS OF THE FLUX

Somaliland And Islamic Courts

The Anti-Somaliland Conference In Virginia: A Spent Force Running After A Mirage

The Stupidity Of Our Voting Public Never Ceases To Astound Me

Somaliland By Ahmed Aw Gedi

How to Perform the Rituals of Hajj and Umrah


PRESS RELEASE
December 7, 2006
Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the UN
Asmara

Press Statement

06 December 2006

Eritrea does not have Troops in Somalia

Some news agencies covering the situation in Somalia are recently compromising their credibility by spreading groundless accusations against Eritrea. Without checking and verifying the validity of the reports, they are echoing baseless allegations that had been propagated by the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and the million dollar paid Ethiopian lobbyists. The alleged presence of "2000 Eritrean troops in Somalia" and the possibility of "a proxy war between Eritrea and Ethiopia" is nothing but a cover up by major powers for Ethiopia's invasion of Somalia under the pretext of combating the spread of terrorism.

Eritrea categorically rejects this repeated defamation and disinformation campaign. The allegation that Eritrea has "2000 troops in Somalia" is baseless and sensational story. However, it is a well known and documented fact that the regime in Ethiopia has forced itself to be part of the Somali problem by militarily and politically interfering in the internal affairs of Somalia with the clear objective of preventing the re-establishment of a united and stable Somalia .

Eritrea does not have any hidden agenda and its stand on Somalia emanates from the historical ties and friendship that was extended to it by the Somali people during the 30 years of just struggle for its independence. Eritrea , therefore, remains committed to the regional peace and stability and reiterates its policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of Somalia or any other country. It will continue its positive engagement for the Somalis to find their own solution through dialogue and reconciliation without any foreign intervention.

Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the UN

New York , NY

Source: Shabait.com (Asmara)


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