Ethiopian diplomats abroad will come home for an annual performance evaluation, according to Capital. Notable ambassadors such as Seyoum Mesfin from Beijing, Girma Biru from Washington D.C, Kassu Ilala (Dr.) from Brussels, Genet Zewdie from New Delhi, and Mohammed Dirir from Cairo are expected to convene in Addis Ababa after a week.
As opposed to last year’s training, the evaluation is expected to consume two weeks according to sources.
Capital sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), say that the diplomats are called in to discuss the implementation of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) over the past two years, the foreign missions’ public bond sale, the diplomatic priorities of the country for the new Ethiopian year and issues related to Ethiopian Diaspora.
Just a year ago, MoFA summoned Ethiopia’s diplomats abroad for training. The training that lasted for a month focused on broadening the knowledge base of the diplomats in areas of international affairs, trade, investment and tourism.
Ethiopia has over 65 envoys across the globe. Since Ethiopia is the seat of African Union, Ethiopian diplomats are expected to do more internationally in a bid to build the image of the country but also that of the continent’s as well.