TPLF leaders are pleading with Finnish government which is believed to have cultivated good relations with Eritrean government to help in Resolving the border Standoff between Ethiopia and Eritrea TPLF has told the Finnish officials that it is willing to implement the EEBC verdict to letter and spirit, as long as Eritrea completely stops supporting multitude of Ethiopian rebels stationed in its territory and also agrees to have third party observers to assure that Eritrea cut ties with those armed Ethiopian forces currently stationed along the borders between the two countries. TPLF leaders are also asking for an immediate normalization of relations once Eritrea stopped supporting Ethiopian rebels.
So far the Finnish haven’t been successful convincing Eritrea as Eritrean president is adamant that the border issue should be implemented without any preconditions and he emphasized that Eritrea’s support to Ethiopian rebels envisions beyond the border impasse and Eritrea will continue to support Ethiopian forces which will bring lasting solution to Ethiopia’s complicated challenges.
PIA is open about his opinion that the minority government in Ethiopia is incapable of resolving Ethiopia’s myraid problems and it is also incapable living in peace with its neighbors. He emphasizes TPLF’s foreign policy is reflection of its turmoil at home. PIA is advising Europeans to stop abating and assisting a minority government which has been a source of the problems that are now starting to surface and use their leverage to convince the minority government that the status quo can not continue and encourage it to form an all inclusive transitional government immediately before we see total disintegration of the 100 million nation which will be disaster not only for Ethiopia but for the entire region.
Insiders believe that Eritrea has managed to wither the no peace no war side effects and willing to sit on it and see TPLF spread thin by lethal uprising in all parts of Ethiopia.So Eritrea will continue to increase its support to Ethiopian rebels and put TPLF in quagmire it will never be able extricate itself out. Many Insiders say that PIA is convinced that TPLF will be liquidated . In his words ” Chifra weyane Ket-haqiqe ya” – or in Amharic (Weyanie Mamuta Teqeralech) .
Despite Eritrea’s rethoric that if Tplf leaves occupied Eritrean territories, it is willing to talk “everything under the sun”, in reality it would like total eradication of TPLF from horn of Africa political landscape.
Insiders close to Eritrean policy makers say Eritrea believes TPLF days are numbered and involving in any type of negotiation with dying TPLF regime will only prolong its stay in power. And, Eritrea is determined to increase its support of Ethiopian forces in leaps and bounds!