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[TG/EN] New Year Message 2024


        31 December 2023

New Year Message 2024

Ambassador Andebrhan Welde Giorgis


The Eritrean people at home and abroad,

As we conclude the year 2023 and embark on the year 2024, I join the Eritrean people at home and abroad in celebration and extend my well wishes that 2024 be a year of peace, harmony, justice and prosperity for all.

2023 has been a year of momentous confrontation and strife on the world stage; a year during which the rule of force prevailed over the rule of law; and a year whence millions of people the world over have been deprived of peace and justice with excessive impunity. At the global level, we live in an age of a broken international system with the dire prospects of nuclear annihilation, ecological devastation and technological disruption posing an existential threat to the very survival of humanity and human civilisation.

At the regional level, the peoples of the Horn of Africa continue to suffer from chronic crises of war and strife, forced displacement and migration, and famine and hunger. And recently, the security of the southern Red Sea and the safety of passage of international commerce through the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb are, as a direct fallout of Israel’s devastating invasion of Gaza, facing a new menace that has drawn a dangerous naval intervention of several countries.

At the national level, our people have long suffered from Ethiopia’s war of expansion and the ensuing state of ‘no war, no peace’ imposed on them. This suffering has been compounded by the pervasive consequences of domestic political paralysis, economic regression and ruthless oppression. The absence of the rule of law, lack of rudimentary justice and deprivation of normal livelihood in their own country have driven Eritreans, mainly the youth, to flee the country in droves and endure immense hardship, brutalisation, humiliation and loss of life on the passage to irregular immigration. Most lead a miserable life as refugees.

As if all this is not dismal enough, PM Abiy Ahmed seems itching for a new war of aggression in pursuit of his untenable claim of Ethiopia’s natural right to own Eritrea’s Red Sea coast.

What needs to be done to end all the suffering and misery of the peoples and usher in a new chapter of peace, justice and prosperity in Eritrea and the region?

Regarding Eritrea, all Eritreans who are concerned and care about the sovereignty and territorial integrity of their country as well as the peace, freedom and prosperity of their people must endeavour and advocate for the realisation of the following objectives:

  1. Defend the Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity and Security of the State of Eritrea

Neither the people nor the government of Eritrea have any role in the determination of either the geographic constitution or the international boundaries of Eritrea. Like in all countries in Africa, the geographic formation and international boundaries of Eritrea have been determined by colonial treaties over a century ago. It is an undeniable historical fact the present generations of Eritreans and Ethiopians have inherited the boundary between the two countries.

The Ethiopian government and the political elites of Ethiopia’s nationalities, especially those of Tigray, must therefore respect the principle of the inviolability of the treaty border between Eritrea and Ethiopia in accordance with international law and the Constitutive Act of the African Union and, along with it, the sanctity of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State of Eritrea as delineated by the colonial treaties.

All Eritreans who truly care for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of their country must oppose, confront and challenge with one voice all machinations to encroach, violate or commit aggression against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State of Eritrea. In addition, they should advocate for the physical demarcation of the Eritrea-Ethiopia boundary and the institutionalisation of the relations and any agreements between Eritrea and Ethiopia to safeguard the security of the State of Eritrea. 

  1. Advocate the Establishment of Constitutional Governance, the Institution of the Rule of Law and the Realisation of the Sovereignty of the People

Side by side with the effort to defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of the State of Eritrea, it is imperative to advocate for the establishment of constitutional governance that functions in accordance with the law of the land, bestows sovereignty on the people, brings about a reign of justice and generates prosperity. It is important to recognise that advocating for change in the management of the affairs of state, the restoration of the people’s sovereignty, and respect for the democratic, human and civil rights of the people is a noble duty of conscious citizenship. The establishment of constitutional governance would end arbitrary arrests without due process and indefinite detention without charge or trial.

The establishment of constitutional governance would pave the way for the application of the rule of law, the administration of justice and the attainment of prosperity and tranquillity in all aspects of the national, political, economic, social and cultural life of our people. It would undoubtedly create a conducive environment for the Eritrean people to utilise their human and natural resources, build functional public and private institutions, and mobilise their creative potential to develop the country, improve their livelihood and uplift their human condition.

The establishment of constitutional governance is a fundamental measure that would terminate government by dictation and initiate government by social contract. It would end the rule of men and lay the groundwork for the application of the rule of law; the restructuring of the state apparatus; the definition and delineation of the respective mandates of the principal branches, organs and agencies of the government; the exercise of effective checks and balances; and the institution of accountable and transparent administration of the affairs of state and the management of government business.

At this critical juncture of transition, with its prevailing lawless and order-less global reality, the establishment of constitutional governance and significant public investment in physical and social infrastructure, especially in public health, education, and new technology, would build productive manpower capable of ensuring the safety of the Eritrean people, developing the country and safeguarding the security of the State of Eritrea.

I am confident that opening the economic space and pursuing prudent macroeconomic policy would enable adequate delivery of essential social services and public goods, such as modern health care, functional education, information technology and internet access, clean water, food, electricity, energy, housing, etc. I am equally confident that, with the institution of the rule of law, people and families can pool their resources to build homes, repair or renovate their dilapidated houses, access an uninterrupted supply of water, power and electricity, and improve their livelihood.

The establishment of constitutional governance, the application of the rule of law, the opening of the political and economic space, and the provision of a legal framework would encourage domestic investment; attract foreign direct investment as well as international institutional investment; and make a great contribution to the acceleration of economic development and the improvement of the livelihood of the people. This would, without doubt, encourage Eritrean entrepreneurs and workers who are investing their money, resources and creative abilities in various other countries under difficult conditions as immigrants and refugees to return home, invest and work in their beloved country, create employment and wealth and make a significant contribution to the development of the country and the prosperity of the people.  

  1. Work for Peace and Reconciliation in Our Region

For the Eritrean people to live in peace and national security, it is essential to demarcate the Eritrea-Ethiopia boundary based on the colonial treaties and in line with the Demarcation Directions of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) with mutual agreement and in a manner that ensures the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State of Eritrea. With the demarcation of the boundary, Eritrea can live in peace with all its neighbours; pursue friendly relations based on reciprocal cooperation; and avail the use of its ports for the mutual benefit of the neighbouring peoples within an agreed framework in accordance with the terms of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

We must endeavour to end the past era of war, strife and tension and open a new chapter of peace, reconciliation and harmony in our region. I firmly believe that peace and security are regionally indivisible. To help make peace, reconciliation and harmony possible, social media activists on all sides, on their part, must refrain from spreading lies and false allegations, supporting the debunked false narrative that fans expansionist ambitions, the use of hate speech, and the call for retribution. Healing the wounds of the past and building a common future of peace, harmony and prosperity require restorative rather than retributive justice.

In conclusion, I wish, once again, that 2024 would be a year of peace, justice, prosperity and harmony for all.

Happy New Year 2024!

Long Live an Independent Sovereign State of Eritrea!

Eternal Glory to Our Heroic Martyrs!

God Bless Eritrea and the Eritrean People!

መልእኽቲ ሓድሽ ዓመት 2024

ኣምባሳደር ዓንደብርሃን ወልደጊዮርጊስ


ክቡር ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኣብ ውሽጥን ኣብ ወጻእን፡

ጅግና ሓይልታት ምክልኻል ኤርትራ፡

ኣብዚ 2023 ዛዚምና ናብ 2024 እንሰጋገረሉ ዘለና እዋን፡ ንመላእ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ፡ ኣብ ውሽጥን ኣብ ወጻእን፡ እንቋዕ ብደሓን ኣብጸሓና እብል። 2024 ዓመት ሰላምን ስኒትን፡ ፍትሕን ራህዋን ኪትኰነልና ድማ፡ ሰናይ ትምኒተይ እገልጽ።

2023 ኣህጕራዊ ምትፍናን ሓያላን ሃገራት ዚዛይደላ፣ ኣብ ክንዲ ግዝኣተ ሕጊ ግዝኣተ ሓይሊ ዚሰፈነላ፣ ንሚልዮናት ህዝብታት ሰላምን ፍትሕን፡ ብእምብዛ ብድዐ፡ ዚተነፍገላ ዓመት ኢያ። መዋእልና፡ ብደረጃ ዓለም፡ ብድሆታት ኑክልየራዊ ድምሰሳ፡ ኤኮሎጅያዊ ዕንወትን ስነኪነታዊ ዝርገትን ንቐጻልነት ህይወት ደቂሰብ ህላዌኣዊ ሓደጋ ዘንጸላልወሉ እዋን ኰይኑ ኣሎ። ብደረጃ ዞባ፡ ህዝብታት ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ፡ ብቐጻሊ ቅልውላው ናይ ኵናትን ህውከትን፡ ምምዝባልን ስደትን፡ ጥሜትን ዓጸቦን፡ ኣብ ምስቓይ ይርከብ። ኣብዚ ቀረባ እዋን ድማ፡ ከም ሳዕቤን ናይቲ ጽንተታዊ መጥቃዕቲ እስራኤል ኣብ ልዕሊ ፍልስጥኤም፡ ጸጥታ ደቡባዊ ቀይሕ ባሕሪ ኰነ ድሕነት ንግዳዊ መተሓላለፊ መጻብቦ ባብ ኤል ማንደብ ኣብ ሓደጋ ወዲቑ፡ ሓደገኛ ምትእትታው ሓያሎ ሃገራት ኣስዒቡ ይርከብ።

ብደረጃ ሃገር፡ ህዝብና ንነዊሕ እዋን፡ ብሰሪ’ቲ ኣብ ልዕሊኡ ዚተስገደደ ኣስፋሕፋሒ ኲናትን ኵነተ ‘ኣይኲናት ኣይሰላምን’ ኪሳቐ ጸኒሑ። ነዚ ስቓይ’ዚ፡ ኣደራዕ ዘቤታዊ ፖለቲካዊ ልምሰት፡ ቍጠባዊ ምንቍልቋልን ንሕስያ-ኣልቦ መድቈስትን ተደሪቡዎ፣ ኣብ ገዛእ ሃገሩ መባእታዊ ፍትሒ ስኢኑ፡ ንቡር መነባብሮ ተነፊጉ፣ ኣብ ጕዕዞ ጃምላዊ ስደት ኪጐሳቘል፡ ኪከላበት፡ ህይወቱ ኪስእንን ድከቱ ኪሰትን ተገዲዱ። ኣብ ስደት፡ መብዛሕትኡ ኣብ ሓሳረ-መከራ ወዲቑ። እዚ ኹሉ ከይኣክል ድማ፡ ሎሚ ኣብ ልዕሊ ሃገሩን ባሕሩን ሓድሽ ኣስፋሕፋሒ ወራር ተኣዊጁ፡ ደበና ኲናት የንጸላልዎ ኣሎ።

እቲ ዚሓለፈ ስቓይን ሓሳረ-መከራን መታን ኪኣክል፣ እቲ ዘሎ ኣብቂዑ፡ ሓድሽ ምዕራፍ ናይ ሰላም፡ ፍትሕን ራህዋን መታን ኪሰፍን፧ እንታይ ኪግበር ኣለዎ፧ ኵሉ’ቲ ሓልዮት ልዑላውነትን ግዝኣታዊ ምሉእነትን ሃገሩ ኰነ ሰላም፡ ሓርነትን ራህዋን ህዝቡ ዘለዎ ኤርትራዊ፡ ምእንቲ እዞም ዚስዕቡ ዕላማታት ኪቃለስን ከጐሳጕስን ይግባእ፦

  1. ልዑላውነት፡ ግዝኣታዊ ምሉእነትን ድሕነትን ሃገረ ኤርትራ ምክልኻል

ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኰነ መንግስቲ ኤርትራ ጀኦግራፍያዊ ኣቀዋውማ ይዅን ኣህጕራዊ ዶባት ኤርትራ ኣብ ምውሳን ዚዀነ ተራ የብሉን። ከም ኣብ ኵለን ሃገራት ኣፍሪቃ፡ ኣቀዋውማን ኣህጕራዊ ዶባትን ኤርትራ ብመግዛእታዊ ውዕላት ዚተወሰነ ኢዩ። ዶብ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን፡ እዚ ዘሎ ወለዶታት ክልቲአን ሃገራት ዚወረሶ ታሪኻዊ ሓቂ ኢዩ። ስለዚ ድማ፡ መንግስቲ ኢትዮጵያ ኰነ ፖለቲካዊ ልሂቃን ብሄራት ኢትዮጵያ፡ ብፍላይ ትግራይ፡ ነቲ ብኣህጕራዊ ሕግን መስራቲ ኣዋጅ ኣፍሪቃዊ ሕብረትን ዚድገፍ መትከል ዘይተተንካፍነት ውዕላዊ ዶብ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን፡ ምስኡ ድማ፡ ነቲ ብእኡ ዚኽለል ልዑላውነትን ግዝኣታዊ ምሉእነትን ሃገረ ኤርትራ ከኽብሩ ይግባእ።

ኵሉ’ቲ ሓልዮት ልዑላውነትን ግዝኣታዊ ምሉእነትን ሃገሩ ዘለዎ ኤርትራዊ ከኣ፡ ንዅሉ’ቲ ንኣህጕራዊ ዶባት ኤርትራ ብኢደወነንካ ንምቕያር ዚግበር ፈተነታት፣ ንልዑላውነትን ግዝኣታዊ ምሉእነትን ሃገረ ኤርትራ ንምግሃስ ዚእለም ውዲታት፣ ዚሕለም ወራራት ይዅን ዚፍጸም መጥቃዕትታት፣ ብዅሉ መንገዲ፡ ብሓደ ድምጺ ኪቃወም፡ ኪምክት፡ ኪብድህ ይግባእ። ብተወሳኺ፡ ነባሪ ድሕነት ሃገረ ኤርትራ ንምውሓስ፡ ዶብ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ኣብ ባይታ ንኪምልከት፣ ኵሉ’ቲ ኣብ መንጎ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ዚግበር ዝምድናታትን ስምምዓትን ትካላዊ ኣገባብ ንኪሕዝ ከጐሳጕስ ይግባእ።

  1. ቅዋማዊ ምሕደራ ንምትካል፡ ግዝኣተ ሕጊ ንምስፋንን ልዑላውነት ህዝቢ ንምርግጋጽን ምጕስጓስ

ጐድኒ ንጐድኒ ምስቲ ልዑላውነት፡ ግዝኣታዊ ምሉእነትን ድሕነትን ሃገረ ኤርትራ ንምክልኻል ዚካየድ ቃልሲ፣ ልዑላዊ ስልጣን ህዝቢ ዘረጋግጽ፣ ፍትሕን ራህዋን ዘጐናጽፍ፣ ብሕጊ ዚሰርሕ ቅዋማዊ ምሕደራ ንምትካል ምጕስጓስ ይግባእ። መንግስታዊ ኣከያይዳ ንኪቕየር፣ ልዑላዊ ስልጣን ህዝቢ ንኪረጋገጽ፣ ደሞክራስያዊ፡ ሰብኣውን በርጌሳውን መሰላት ህዝቢ ንኪኽበር፣ ምጕስጓስ ሃገራዊ ግቡእ ንቑሕ ዜግነት ምዃኑ ምግንዛብ ኣገዳሲ ኢዩ።

ምትካል ቅዋማዊ ምሕደራ፡ ኣብ ኵሉ መዳያት ሃገራዊ፡ ፖለቲካዊ፡ ቍጠባዊ፡ ማሕበራውን ባህላውን ህይወት ህዝብና ግዝኣተ ሕጊ ዘውሕስ፣ ፍትሒ ዘመሓድር፣ ኣፍደገ ራህዋን ቅሳነትን ከርሑ ኢዩ። ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ሰብኣውን ባህርያውን ጸጋታቱ ተጠቒሙ፡ ተግባራዊ መንግስታውን ብሕታውን ትካላት ኪሃንጽ፣ ዕቑር ምህዞኣዊ ዓቕሙ ከበራብር፡ ሃገሩ ከማዕብል፣ መነባብሮኡ ከመሓይሽ፣ ምቹእ ባይታ ከጣጥሓሉ ከም ዚኽእል ዘጠራጥር ኣይኰነን።

ምትካል ቅዋማዊ ምሕደራ ግዝኣተ ሕጊ ንምስፋን፣ ኣቀዋውማ መሓውራት መንግስቲ ንምትዕርራይ፣ ሓድሕዳዊ መዝነታት ቀንዲ ጨናፍር፡ ኣካላትን ትካላትን መንግስቲ ንምንጻር፣ ተሓታትን ግሉጽን ኣመሓዳድራ ኰነ ኣከያይዳ ንምርግጋጽ ዘኽእል ባይታ ዘንጽፍ መሰረታዊ ስጕምቲ ኢዩ።

ኣብዚ ዘለናዮ መሰጋገሪ መድረኽ ናይ ሕገ-ኣልቦን ስርዓተ ኣልቦን ክዉንነት ዓለምና፡ ምትካል ቅዋማዊ ምሕደራ፡ ኣብ ኣካላውን ማሕበራውን ትሕተ-ቅርጺ፡ ብፍላይ ኣብ ሓለዋ ጥዕና፡ ትምህርትን ሓድሽ ስነኪነትን ምዱብ መንግስታዊ ወፍሪ ብምግባር፣ ምዕባለን ድሕነትን ሃገር ዘውሕስ ኣፍራዪ ሓይሊሰብ ምህናጽ ኪከእል ኢዩ። 

ብቅኑዕ ማክሮ-ቍጠባዊ ሜላ ዚተሰነየ ናጽነት ቍጠባዊ ምንቅስቓስ፡ እኹል ኣቕርቦት ዘመናዊ ክንክን ጥዕና፡ ግቡእ ትምህርቲ፡ መርበብ ኢንተርነት፡ ጽሩይ ማይ፡ ብቑዕ መግቢ፡ መብራህቲ፡ ጸዓት፡ መንበሪ ኣባይቲ፡ ወዘተ.፡ ዚኣመሰሉ ኣድለይቲ ማሕበራዊ ኣገልግሎታትን ህዝባዊ ኣቕሑን ከረጋግጽ ከም ዚኽእል እተኣማመን።

ግዝኣተ ሕጊ ምስ ዚሰፍን፡ ህዝቢ፡ ከከም ዓቕሙ፡ መንበሪ ኣባይቲ እናሃነጸ፡ ንዚፈረሰ እናጸገነ፡ ዘየቋርጽ ቀረብ ማይን መብራህትን እናረኸበ፡ መነባብሮኡ ከመሓይሽ ከም ዚኽእል እተኣማመን።

ቅዋማዊ ምሕደራ ምትካል፣ ግዝኣተ ሕጊ ምስፋን፣ ፖለቲካውን ቍጠባውን ባይታ ምኽፋት፣ ሕጋዊ መቓን ምውዳድ፣ ዘቤታዊ ወፍሪ ብምትብባዕ፣ ቀጥታዊ ግዳማዊ ወፍርን ኣህጕራዊ ትካላዊ ወፍርን ብምስሓብ፣ ቍጠባዊ ልምዓት ኣብ ምቅልጣፍን መነባብሮ ህዝቢ ኣብ ምምሕያሽን ዓቢ ኣበርክቶ ኪህሉዎ ኢዩ። እዚ ዅሉ ፈቐዶ ካልኦት ሃገራት ከርተት እናበለ ገንዘቡ፡ ንብረቱን ጕልበቱን ዘውፍር ዘሎ ኤርትራዊ በዓል ዋኒን ኰነ ሰራሕተኛ፡ ናብታ ዚፈትዋ ሃገሩ ተመሊሱ ምስ ዘውፍርን ዚሰርሕን፡ ሃብትን ሽቕለትን ኪፈጥር፡ ልምዓት ሃገርን ራህዋ ህዝብን ኣብ ምምጻእ፡ ዓቢ ኣበርክቶ ኪገብር ከም ዚኽእል ኣይሰሓትን።  

  1. ኣብ ዞባና ንሰላምን ዕርቅን ምስራሕ

ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ሃገራዊ ድሕነቱ ተሓልዩ ብሰላም መታን ኪነብር፣ ዶብ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን፡ ልዑላውነትን ግዝኣታዊ ምሉእነትን ኤርትራ ብዘረጋግጽ ኣገባብ፣ ብክልተኣዊ ስምምዕ፡ ብመሰረት መግዛእታዊ ውዕላት፡ ምስ መምርሒታት ኮሚሽን ዶብ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ብዘሳኒ መንገዲ፡ ኪምልከት የድሊ። እዚ ምስ ዚፍጸም፡ ኤርትራ፡ ምስ ኵለን ጐረባብታ ብሰላም ኪትነብር፣ ኣብ ሓባራዊ ምትሕግጋዝ ዚምርኰስ ምሕዝነታዊ ዝምድናታት ከተሰላስል፣ ባህርያዊ ጸጋታታ ብሕጋዊ ኣገባብ ኣብ መዓላ ሓባራዊ ረብሓታት ጐረባብቲ ህዝብታት ኪውዕል ከተፍቅድ ትኽእል ኢያ።

ኣብ ዞባና፡ እቲ ዚሓለፈ መዋእል ኲናትን ህውከትን ኣብቂዑ፣ ናብ ሓባራዊ ረብሓ ዘምርሕ፣ ሓድሽ ምዕራፍ ናይ ዕርቅን ሰላምን፡ ስኒትን ምትሕግጋዝን ዚዅስኵስ መዋእል ንምምጻእ ክንቃለስ ይግባእ። ማሕበራዊ መድያ፡ ብወገኑ፡ ነዚ ብጹእ ዕላማ’ዚ ክዉን ኣብ ምግባር ንምሕጋዝ፣ ሓሶትን ጠቐነን ካብ ምዝውታር፣ ነቲ ብዚነደየ ብሉይ ትረኻ ዚሳወር ኣስፋሕፋሒ ህርፋን ካብ ምድጋፍ፣ ጽልእን ቅርሕንትን ካብ ምዝራእ ኪቝጠብ የድሊ።

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