Switzerland Allocates $6m to Support Vocational Training in Eritrea

Switzerland resumes support for cooperation projects in Eritrea BY FDFA | PRESS RELEASE Switzerland will resume its cooperation with Eritrea in a new three-year phase. The allocated CHF 6 million ($6 million) will be used to improve vocational skills development. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) took this decision on the basis of the […]

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Swiss: There Exists Better Knowledge on the Situation in Eritrea

BY TESFANEWS * Switzerland is trying to expel as many as 3,200 “Eritreans” whose requests for asylum have been rejected years ago and receive provisional admission from the government ever since. The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) announced that the government starts issuing letters to these Eritreans [including other national who falsely claim Eritrean] to […]

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President Isaias Receives Credentials of Six Ambassadors

President Isaias with Ms. Susan N. Ngongi, new UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Eritrea BY SHABAIT President Isaias Afwerki today received the credentials of six Ambassadors at Denden Hall here in the capital. The Ambassadors are Ms. Susan Ngongi-Namondo, the United Nations Resident Coordinator; Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa of Japan; Mr. Michael-Christos Diammesis […]

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Switzerland Partners With UNDP to Support Eritrea Youth

Swiss Government pledges US $2.1m towards Eritrean youth skills development, employment and migration project BY UNDP ERITREA Switzerland has signed an agreement with UNDP pledging US$ 2,112,000 (two million, one hundred and twelve thousand US dollars) to support Eritrea youth in skills development. In line with SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, the skills […]

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Swiss National Council Call Federal Government to Open Embassy in Eritrea

A large majority of the National Council would like to open a Swiss Embassy in the Eritrean capital Asmara, as soon as possible. BY LUZERNER ZEITUNG* The National Council calls on the Federal Council to immediately open an embassy in Eritrea’s capital, Asmara. By a large majority, it adopted a motion of the SVP with […]

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Switzerland to Intensify Relations with Eritrea to Facilitate Return of Migrants

By Ats / ADN, * Software translation from Germany The Foreign Policy Committee (EPC) of the Council of States adopted by a very large majority a motion to “reduce the flows of refugees and migrants from Eritrea” by focusing on an intensification of diplomatic activity by Swiss authorities with the African country. The EPC has […]

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Eritreans Who Travel to Asmara Should Lose Refugee Status: Swiss Politicians

By Lukas Scherrer | for Aargauer Zeitung, On the occasion of the celebrations for 25 years of independence in Eritrea, many Eritreans traveling back to their home country. In a postulate, two CVP party councilors, Marianne Binder and Markus Dieth, are calling for asylum seekers deprive of their refugee status should they go back to […]

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