25 Feb 2013
The Qatari Arabic Site, Farajet.net today reported that Arab and International Relations is to host a public symposium mid-March entitled “Eritrea, present and future” in Doha, Qatar. The Symposium will cover the following key points: Eritrea identity and the neighborhood, the existing political situation, the future vision of the government and the opposition, human rights. Eritreans abroad have been invited including politicians in the opposition, Eritrean and human rights activists, journalists, intellectuals and writers. The Eritrean Embassy in Doha is reported to have has also received an invitation to participate on the Symposium. Observers believe the Eritrean government, which is suffering from cracks internally will not participate at the seminar. The organizers may resort to invite elements intellectuals, Farajet reported.
Private sources indicate that the Arab and international relations forum received positive response from most invited to participate in the symposium, while few apologized a few not been able to attend for various reasons. This is the first seminar of kind in Qatar organized by the Arab International Relations Forum.