Demeke Becomes Foreign Minister as PM Makes Six Appointments

ADDIS ABEBA – Prime Minister of Ethiopia has appointed today six government officials including a new foreign minister on Sunday.

In a statement issued today, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office said Demeke Mekonnin, the current Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen, to serve as Ethiopia’s top diplomat.



The Office also the outgoing Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has been assigned as National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister.

The remaining appointments include

1. General Brhanu Jula, Chief of Staff for the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF)

2. Lt. General Abebaw Tadesse, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF)

3. Temesgen Tiruneh, Director-General for National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS)

4. Demelash Gebremichael, Commissioner General for Federal Police Commission

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