Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foriegn Affairs, H.E. Demeke Mekonnen said, consolidated diplomatic engagement at the headquarters and missions level is expected to advance Ethiopia national interests.
During the annual ambassadors retreat as part of the ongoing Diplomatic Week and Exhibition this morning, DPM and FM Demeke briefed the heads of Ethiopian diplomatic and consular missions overseas on current affairs.
He said heads of missions near and far are expected to protect our national interests through diversification of friends, combatting incendiary narratives through an all-rounded and inclusive diplomatic engagement.
Diplomatic excellence must be at the heart of Ethiopia’s ever-inclusive and diversified foreign relations in bilateral, regional, continental and international venues, Mr. Demeke noted.
DPM and FM Demeke returned to Addis Ababa on 21 January 2024 upon the conclusion of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters.