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


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.


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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