Eritrea Appoints Ambassador to Ethiopia

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Minister Semere Russom appointed Eritrea's Ambassador to Ethiopia
Eritrea’s first Ambassador to the United States and Canada and the current Minister of Education, Mr. Semere Russom, is now our Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ethiopia.


President Isaias Afewerki today appointed Mr. Semere Russom, Minister of Education, as Eritrea’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Ethiopia.

Ambassador Semere Russom, who will maintain his Ministerial rank, has previously served as Eritrean Ambassador to the United States and Canada as well as Governor of the Central region.

Based on the 5 points “Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendshipagreement the Eritrean and Ethiopian governments signed in Asmara on July 9, the two countries moved swiftly to restore ties and restart diplomatic activities.

On Thursday, Ethiopia named Redwan Hussein, former Ethiopian Ambassador to Ireland, to become its Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Asmara.

The appointment of Ambassadors on both sides will have a significant contribution to the development of the promising prospect of peace and friendship between the two countries.

Both leaders have already visited each other’s capital to build confidence and take the rapprochement to a new height.

Earlier this week, Eritrea reopened its embassy in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia’s national carrier Ethiopia Airlines on Wednesday made its first flight to Asmara in two decades.

Eritrea’s national carrier Eritrean Airlines is also expected to start its maiden Asmara – Addis Ababa flight starting August 1, 2018.