[Audio] Eritrea- South Africa relationship has developed in leaps and bounds – Ambassador Iqbal Jhazbhay

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By Salaa Media

Former South African Ambassador to Eritrea, Prof. Iqbal Jhazbhay conducted a radio interview with the South African Channel Islam International about his experience and reflections as the third South African accredited ambassador to Eritrea that lasted from 2012 – 2016.

Ambassador Prof. Iqbal Jhazbhay is a multi-skilled ambassador, scholar, senior manager, advisor and activist. He formulates, advocates, and defends policy positions and, is a well-known international scholar and manager. He also do researches and writes.

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By Biniam Berhe

In this interview, Ambassador Prof. Iqbal Jhazbhay explores the Eritrean vision and steadfastness of its people and leadership; religious and ethnic harmony; the critical role of the Eritrean diaspora; peace and stability; Geo-strategic importance, the rich natural resources; the negative media campaign and animosity from big powers; constructive role on Red Sea and Horn of Africa Region; existing and potential partnership between Eritrea and South Africa.

He skilfully links and eloquently explains the recent and the past; his personal and the official experience and reflections; the challenges and opportunities during his tenure as South African envoy to Eritrea.

Take a moment to listen the interview. I am sure it will be worth your while.

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