A BRIEF COMMENT ON THE ISSUE OF IDENTITY IN ERITREA:

Whenever the issue of identity is raised, many of us get nervous because what comes to our mind is ethnic federalism, as we see it in Ethiopia. As candidly put by Dr. Salah, identity is a reality we should neither ignore nor exaggerate. It is an objective reality we recognize now and tomorrow, and address, in a fair and just manner, at the right time. The way we address it depends on the history of the country and the relations of the different sections of the society to one another.