Ethiopia welcomes new Ambassadors from Botswana and Namibia

Ethiopian State Minister, Hirut Zemene (right) has welcomed new Ambassador, Emiliya Mokussa (left) of the Republic of Namibia in her office. Photo: Foreign Affairs Ministry

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The Ethiopian State Minister, Hirut Zemene has welcomed the new Ambassadors, Emiliya Mokussa of the Republic of Namibia and Zeneni Sinombe of the Republic of Botswana in her office.

The Minister has also highlighted the country’s commitment to strengthen bilateral relations further ahead and work closely on issues of mutual benefit, common interest with Botswana and Namibia.

Zemene was speaking during a ceremony where she officially received credentials of the new Ambassadors recently.

She admired what she described as the “multifaceted economic, political reforms that Ethiopia undertook through such approaches domestically which have indeed laid down solid and firm foundation for national consensus unprecedented in the modern history of the Ethiopia.”

Ambassador Sinombe also commended the economic, political reform Ethiopia undertook to deepen inclusive democracy, widen the political space and the Ethio-Eritrea peace deal that ushered wind of hope in the Horn of Africa region for other countries to draw a lesson for peace, normalcy and integration.

Botswana and Ethiopia have longstanding relations dating back to 1990 when Botswana opened its embassy in Addis Ababa, while the Ethiopian embassy in Pretoria, South Africa is accredited to cover Botswana.

Namibia and Ethiopia began diplomatic relation in the 1990s, while the Ethiopian embassy in Pretoria, South Africa is accredited to cover Namibia.

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