Eritrea: Peace, Reconciliation & Coalition Building Minnesota Conference

We, the undersigned Eritrean Justice-seeking (opposition) political parties, civic organizations, and study groups, met in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 22-23, 2019,

Meadi-Zete/TempoAfricTv
Eritrea: Peace, Reconciliation & Coalition Building
Minnesota Conference
Joint Resolution and Press Release
June 23, 2019

We, the undersigned Eritrean Justice-seeking (opposition) political parties, civic organizations, and study
groups, met in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 22-23, 2019, under the auspices of Meadi-Zete/TempoAfricTv,
to discuss the need to work together to advance our common political activities in pursuit of bringing
democratic change in Eritrea. After meeting for two days discussing the various fundamental issues that are
affecting the Eritrean political landscape, and enhancing our common understanding in addressing critical
Eritrean political issues, we resolve that:
1. We will work together and coordinate our efforts to defeat the dictatorial regime and bring about
democratic change in Eritrea;
2. We will take positive actions to support each other in areas of common national interest;
3. We will strive to coordinate our diplomatic activities;
4. We will work in coordination or coalition among each other towards creating a unified Eritrean
opposition movement, including all peoples’ movements in and outside of Eritrea;
5. We support good neighborly relationships with all of Eritrea’s neighbors, however we condemn all
forms of agreements that the morally and legally illegitimate dictatorial regime of Eritrea enters with
any foreign government or entity since such agreements violate the sovereignty of the people of
Eritrea;
6. We believe that the Eritrean defense and security forces are part of the oppressed masses of Eritrean
society, and we call on them to stand with their people and be an instrument in charting the
democratic change of Eritrea;
7. We recognize that transition from a dictatorial regime to a democratic government is both difficult
and critical process, thus, we agree to work earnestly in the development and application of a common
transitional charter;
8. We agree to create an implementation forum consisting of representatives from each of the
signatories; and
9. We invite other political parties, civic organizations, and study groups to affirm this resolution and
participate in the implementation forum.
Glory to our Eritrean Martyrs!
Long-live Sovereign Eritrea!

Signatories:

 

ENCDC Eritrean National Council for Democratic Change
ENF Eritrean National Front
EPDP Eritrean People Democratic Party
WHL Walta Hayltat Lewti
GIEEGM Global Initiative of Eritreans to Empower Grassroots Movements
ESSG Eritrean Sinit Study Group