Ethiopia: appointment of new Ambassador to Belgium

The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reshuffled ambassadors working in Ethiopian embassies abroad. 2018 is a major year for Ethiopian politics due to the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which ended two decades of hostility. “The international community must honour its responsibilities to support historic efforts to build peace in the Horn of Africa, said the Security Council,” says the Embassy of Ethiopia in Belgium.

Ambassador Girum Abay has been sent to Brussels, the Baltic States and Benelux countries from Moscow, Russia.

Ambassador Girum Abay takes function this week as Ethiopia’s new representative to the EU, Benelux countries and the Baltic States A seasoned diplomat and fluent in Russian; he is currently based in Moscow.

In 1992-1993 he served the Ethiopian Embassy in Belgium as Counselor.