The European Union’s Special Representative for the Horn of Africa, Alexander Rodriguez, and said tension between the Gulf States is affecting peace efforts in the Horn of Africa and more broadly on other countries in East Africa.
According to France-Press Agency, Rodriguez said that the impact of the Gulf crisis in East Africa is “the biggest strategic issue because it could easily undermine all efforts to resolve the crises in Central Africa.”
“We do not really need to undermine these efforts,” he added in a news conference in the Ugandan city of Entebbe in which 11 representatives of the European Union took part in the region
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut off ties with Qatar a year ago and accused them of supporting Takfiri groups and of being close to Iran.
This crisis has had direct repercussions on the Horn of Africa, where it has fueled regional tension, especially in Somalia.