Ethiopia’s New Ambassador to South Korea Submits Credentials

ADDIS ABABA – Two Ethiopian envoys, Ambassador Dessie Dalke and Ambassador Tefera Derebew have presented copies of their credentials to the governments of the Republic of Korea and Japan, respectively.

In Seoul, South Korea’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ryu Jeong-Hyun received a copy of credentials from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia Dessie, on Monday.



The two sides also exchanged views on various points that would further strengthen cooperation and longstanding relations between Ethiopia and South Korea, according to the ministry of foreign affairs (MoFA). 

Prior to his new assignment, Ambassador Dessie served in several top federal and regional government positions including as a Chief Administrator of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State (SNNPR).

He has now replaced Ambassador Shiferaw Shigutie who served as Ethiopia’s top envoy in Seoul for over three years.

Ambassador Tefera Remains in Tokyo

Meanwhile, Ethiopia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan, Tefera Derbew, handed over a copy of credentials to the Emperor of Japan, His Majesty Naruhito, late last week.

As per the protocol of the Imperial Household of Japan, Ambassador Tefera was warmly welcomed by the guard of honor and Minister for Digitalization of Japan, Dr. Makishima Karen.



The Ambassador also conveyed the good wishes of Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde to Emperor Naruhito.

Reminding the childhood memory of Abebe Bikila’s victory at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, His Majesty Naruhito wished health and wellbeing to President Sahle-Work, the people of Ethiopia, and the ambassador.

The emperor also reaffirmed support to Ambassador Tefera’s endeavors during his tenure in Japan, according to MoFA. 

Ambassador Tefera, on his part, expressed his mission to further strengthen the bilateral ties between Addis Ababa and Tokyo during his stay in the East Asian nation.

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