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Philippines to have its diplomatic presence in Ethiopia

The Republic of the Philippines is set to have its first diplomatic presence in the capital.  Sulpicio M. Confiado, the current Ambassador to Egypt has been sworn in to represent his nation’s interest in Ethiopia. This comes as the Southeast Asian island nation of a 100 million people is looking to expand its relationship with Ethiopia, in areas of manufacturing, mainly pharmaceutical, food processing and in the education sector. 

Somaliland expresses concerns over Ethiopia’s regional policy

Following the change in leadership and the coming into power of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) in Ethiopia, the de facto independent state of Somaliland is feeling sidelined as Abiyhas made significant strides with Mogadishu and other neighboring countries.This time around, some officials of the small embattled Somaliland arebecoming vocal about their concerns regarding the political calculation of the new administration in Ethiopia, The Reporter has learnt.

Ethiopian government urges Sudan to tighten border control

The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has urged its neighboring country, Sudan, tocontrolthe illegal armsbeing smuggledthrough the border the two countries share which otherwise might bring an unwanted diplomatic setback between the two nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) told the legislative.

Sahle-work welcomes Eritrean ambassador to Ethiopia

Five months after Ethiopia and Eritrea officially ended a two-decade old stalemate and somewhat restored normalcy in relations, President Sahle-work Zewde received a credentials letter of the newly appointed Eritrean head of mission, Semere Russom at the National Palace on Thursday.

MoFA announces ambassadors’ placement

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has announced the countries of which its 20 Ambassadors are to be posted to head Ethiopia’s diplomatic missions; including Fitsum Arega. The former chief of staff of the Office of the Prime Minister is bound to Washington DC.

Welcoming madam president

Days after approving a gender-balanced cabinet, lawmakers of both the upper and lower houses– the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) and the House of the Federation (HoF) unanimously elected Sahlework Zewde as the first female President of Ethiopia, replacing the outgoing president, Mulatu Teshome (PhD).

MoFA discusses foreign relations, diplomatic tour

In its bimonthly press briefing, Meles Alem, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), discussed the nature of foreign relations and diplomatic activities requiring officials to travel to different countries, and that this does not contradict with the orders of the Prime Minister about cost minimization by reducing or cutting foreign trips by different ministers of the country.

MoFA set for structural reform, to deploy new staff

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has revealed that it has begun setting a massive structural reform as well as deployments of a new staff that would boost the countries diplomacy to a more advanced level in-line with the country’s diplomatic and security interests in a fast changing global dynamism.