Eritrea's foreign ministry has summoned Germany's ambassador to Asmara over "unbridled smear campaigns" by German government-funded international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Eritrea's Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel has said.
The foreign ministry would seek "clarification/rectification" from the ambassador over Deutsche Welle's "despicable" coverage of national service in Eritrea, and the peace process with Ethiopia, he added in a tweet:
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The broadcaster and the German government have not yet commented.
Relations between the two countries are strained because of Germany's insistence that Eritrea's human rights situation should improve.