An Open EPDP Thank You Letter To USA Embassy in the Eritrean Capital of Asmara

2022-06-14 19:40:19 Written by  Tesfai Woldemichael (Degiga), Published in EPDP News Read 360 times

Embassy in the Eritrean Capital of Asmara
                           An Open EPDP Thank You Letter To USA                           


 H.E. Chargé d’Affaires Steven C. Walker,

US Embassy, Asmara, Eritrea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              June 14, 2022

Your Excellency Steven Walker,

I, the undersigned Chairman of the Eritrean People’s Democratic Party (EPDP), am profoundly pleased to be writing this open letter of appreciation to you and your Embassy staff for the appropriate message you addressed live from Asmara as keynote speaker at the Erisat TV symposium held in Washington DC on 11 June 2022.  I am writing this letter to pay deep gratitude to you on behalf of my party in exile, but I also know that the vast majority of Eritreans, at home and abroad, would join me in deeply thanking you for your being their voice in this manner.

Your Excellency,

It has been quite some time since your Facebook messages started openly telling the authorities in Asmara that the way they are treating their own people was unfair and wrong. We Eritreans understand from your messages that:

  • You tried to advice our anti-people regime that we Eritreans did not deserve to be humiliated and to be pushed out of our own country to become helpless refugees across the globe.
  • Keeping Eritrea a lawless state under a rogue regime was not good for its people and the peoples in the entire neighborhood.
  • It is a clear message to the information minister, Yemane Ghebremeskel, that misinformation and lies in the end did not serve and save dictators like Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and his ‘information’ minister, Mohammed Al-Sahhaf.

Your Excellency Chargé d’Affaires Walker,

Your pertinent messages have been welcomed to us in the wider justice seekers’ camp in exile, including the worthy team of the Erisat television who deserve warm congratulations for the successful symposium that you attended virtually. On our part, EPDP’s Liberty magazine repeatedly noted and warmly welcomed your writings. Our latest periodical last April even called upon the 21 embassies, 7 consulates and the delegation of the European Union in Asmara to kindly follow your good example and openly speak out about all what is going on in Eritrea and tell their governments to make the necessary pressure to help bring about change in that unfortunate place.

Again, thank you Mr. Walker, and we pray that your good efforts will bear fruit.


Tesfai Woldemichael (Degiga),

Chairman, EPDP


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