The United Nations special envoy for the Somali refugee situation has visited Eritrea as parts of his efforts to look for solutions to the Somali refugee problem.
Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey said on Twitter that he reached Asmara, the Eritrean capital, for a “series of productive meetings and agreements with government ministers in the search for durable solutions to the Somali refugees in Eritrea”.
Ambassador Affey said he also “congratulated” the Eritrean government on recent efforts to create peace with neighbouring Ethiopia.
Affey was appointed to the position in 2016 in a bid to “maximize efforts in the search for solutions for Somali refugees and asylum seekers at national and regional levels”, the UN said at the time.
Eritrea hosts thousands of Somali refugees who have escaped from ethnic and clan warfare back home.