Ethiopian Envoys Begin Annual Meeting, Discuss Reform at Foreign Ministry

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian ambassadors and mission leaders have today began their annual meeting, discussing the ongoing institutional reform at the Ministry of foreign affairs.

In the first session of the three-day meeting, State Minister of foreign affairs, Ambassador Redwan Hussein spoke in detail about the Ministry’s reform process that went through steps in identifying gaps and charting out plans to transform the institution.

The institutional reform was not an abrupt decision but a conscious choice made as part of the multifaceted reform process in the country, he said.

Redwan explained various factors that the ongoing institutional reform process has considered, including technological changes and shifts in geo-strategic interests.

The state minister has also spoken about the current situation in Ethiopia, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

He said cooperation among stakeholders is indispensable to address challenges and curb problems imposed by terrorist elements in the country and their enablers.

Redwan stressed the need to have a paradigm shift in the way we do diplomacy, recognizing contemporary challenges and shifting realities.

Thursday’s meeting kicked off the three-day long annual meeting during which the ambassadors will review, among others, the performance of the 2020 fiscal year, deliberate on the ongoing institutional reform, and discuss the 2021 fiscal year plan, says MoFA.