Eritrea’s Sincere Stances And Policies As Regards Somali Issue Become Ever More Apparent: Senior Government Official
Senior Eritrean government official said that Eritrea’s sincere stances and policies as regards Somali crisis have now become ever more apparent after 20 years, while at the same time the dangerous consequences of the erroneous and adventurous actions taken by abstractionist forces become visible.
Asmara, 27 June 2011 – Senior Eritrean government official said that Eritrea’s sincere stances and policies as regards Somali crisis have now become ever more apparent after 20 years, while at the same time the dangerous consequences of the erroneous and adventurous actions taken by abstractionist forces become visible.
In a statement he gave to ERINA, the official any external military intervention in Somalia in a bid to promote lasting peace and stability in that country would only aggravate and deteriorate Somalia’s political reality. In this respect, he pointed out that liking the Somali issue with international terrorism lacks any evidence at all and constitutes miscalculation.
The senior government official further explained that lifting and applying partial arms embargo is but illogical and absurd, and as such undermines the reconstitution of Somali nationhood. In this connection, he underlined that any partners that claims to ‘help the political process and the reconstitutions of Somalia’ should only back up the dialogue among Somali nationals, rather than imposing its will and aspiration.
The official went on to say that over the past 20 years, especially from 2006 on words, Eritrea’s genuine stance has been giving deaf ear on the part of obstructionist quarters. At present, Somalia has become ground for holocaust and epicenter of crisis, and is even being referred by the US as the prime failed state in the world, he elaborated. He indicated that contrary to the boasting of such quarter, piracy is being expanded with all its underlying causes.
Moreover, the senior government official noted that the obstructionist force in the region, i.e. the US Administration and its subservient regimes are to be held prime accountable to the prevailing crisis in Somalia. And if at all the Somali issue is to achieve lasting solution, an end should be put to any military intervention as it serves no meaningful purpose, rather than further aggravating turmoil and crisis, refraining from resorting to acts of balkanizing Somalia through concocting various gimmicks and creating conducive ground for the Somali nationals to reconstitute their nation themselves, the official elucidated. He underscored that imposing any ‘government’ from the outside through disregarding the choice of the Somali people and gross violation of international law and Charter would as ever be doomed to failure.
The senior official explained that since the early 1990s when the US Administration involved in military intervention under the pretext of ‘hunting down Aidid’, the Eritrean government has maintained the stance of opposing any military intervention. In this regard, the senior government official indicated that failure to hold accountable such quarters on time is the reason for Somalia to head from bad to worse, the sufferings of the Somali people getting prolonged and the stability of the Horn region begin undermined.