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The IGAD Council of Ministers holds its 61st Extraordinary Session

The IGAD Council of Ministers held its 61st Extraordinary Session today (March 26) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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State Minister Aklilu confers with Mexico’s D/General for Africa and the Middle East

State Minister, Dr. Aklilu Hailemichael conferred with Mexico’s Director General for Africa and Middle East, Ambassador Jorge Alvarez Feuntes (March 20, 2018).

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AfCFTA Business Forum Opens at the Kigali Convention Center

The African Continental Free Trade Area (#AfCFTA2018) multi-stakeholder Business Forum opened earlier today, at the Kigali Convention Center, as part of the launching of the AfCFTA on 21 March 2018.

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Amb Woinshet presents letters of credence to the UNECA Executive

Ambassador Woinshet Tadesse, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the African Unionand the United Nations Economic Commission for Africapresented letters of credence to the UNECA Executive Secretary, Ms. Vera Songwe on Monday (March 12).

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Dr. Aklilu meets his Argentinian Counterpart

State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Aklilu Hailemichael met with State Minster for Foreign Affairs of Argentina, Daniel Raimondi, at the sideline of an all-women functioned inaugural flight ofEthiopian Airlines to Argentina , Buenos Aires that coincided with the International Women`s Day (March 8) last week.

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Russia’s Foreign Minister on a working visit to Ethiopia

Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, who is on a working visit to Ethiopia, met with Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu on Friday (March 9). Dr. Workneh noted that the official working visit of Mr. Lavrov to Ethiopia is a special occasion “as this year marks the 120th anniversary of the establishment of official diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Russia and the 122nd anniversary of the Victory of Adwa, which was a bitter struggle for African independence.”

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Dr. Workneh Confers with the Director of World Chambers Federation

Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu received the director of World Chambers Federation (WCF) at the International Chamber of Commerce(ICC), Anthony Parkes at his office on Thursday (March 8, 2018).

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Addis Ababa

As part of his five days-long visit to Africa, the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his first visit to Ethiopia this afternoon (March 7). Upon arrival Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh and scores of high ranking Ethiopian government officials have accorded Mr. Tillerson a warm welcome.

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Ethiopia, UAE sign MoU on Political Consultations

Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu received Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the #UAE today (March 07, 2018), and the two ministers jointly addressed the 2nd Ethio-UAE Joint Ministerial Commission, during which the signing of MoU on Political Consultations was concluded.

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State Minister Hirut meets Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Portugal

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mrs. Hirut Zemene received a Portuguese delegation led by Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Portugal, Mrs. Teresa Ribeiro at her office later today (5 March 2018). Upon arrival, State Minister Hirut has accorded the Portuguese delegation a warm welcome.

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