June 27, 2017
On Tuesday, June 27, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a roundtable discussion with Mr. Louis Mazel, former chargé d’affaires at the embassy of the United States to the State of Eritrea.

In his remarks, Mazel stressed the importance of Eritrea’s extensive coastline and strategic location in the Horn of Africa. He also discussed Eritrea’s potential contribution to counterterrorism measures in the region.

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Africa Center Senior Fellow Ms. Constance Berry Newman introduced Mazel and Amb. Princeton Lyman, former assistant secretary of state for African affairs and senior adviser to the President at the United States Institute of Peace, moderated the ensuing discussion, which included current and former US government officials and representatives from the non-profit and private sectors.