Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ethiopia)

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር) is the Ethiopian government ministry which oversees the foreign relations of Ethiopia.

The current ministry was established 23 August 1995 with the passing of Proclamation 4-1995, which also established the other 14 original Ministries.[1] Its organizational structure includes: a Minister, two State Ministers, eight Cabinet of the Minister, 13 General Directorate, and 42 Diplomatic Missions abroad. The current Minister of Foreign Affairs is Deputy Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegne, who received his portfolio following the 2010 general elections.[2]

List of Ministers[edit]

  1. Negadras Haile Giyorgis Wolde Mikael (Later on Bitwoded) - 1907-1910
  2. Negadras Yigezu Behabte - 1910-1911
  3. Fitawrari Habte Giyorgis Dinegde - 1912 (acting)
  4. Dejazmach Beyene Yimer - 1912-1916
  5. Ras Mulugeta Yeggazu - 1916-1917
  6. Tsehafe Tizaz Wolde Meskel Tariku - 1917 (for few months)
  7. Crown Prince Tafari Makonnen - 1917-1930
  8. Blattengeta Heruy Welde Sellase - 1930-1937
  9. Blattengeta Lorenzo Mebrhatu Taezaz - 1941
  10. Blattengeta Ephrem Tewelde Medhen - 1942-1943 (Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs)[3]
  11. Tsehafe Tizaz Aklilu Habte-Wold - 1943-1949 Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; 1949-1957 Minister of Foreign Affairs
  12. Yilma Deressa - 1958
  13. Tsehafe Tizaz Aklilu Habte-Wold - 1959-1961 Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
  14. Lij Mikael Imru - 1961 (for few months)
  15. Ketema Yifru - 1961-1966; 1966-1970
  16. Dr. Minase Haile - 1970-1973
  17. Dr. Dejazmach Zewde Gebre Selassie - 1974 (for few months)
  18. Kifle Wodajo - 1975-1977
  19. Dr. Feleke Gedle Giorgis - 1977-1983
  20. Col. Goshu Wolde - 1983-1986
  21. Birhanu Bayeh - 1986-1989
  22. Tesfaye Dinka - 1989-1991
  23. Tesfaye Tadesse - 1991 (one month)
  24. Seyoum Mesfin - 1991-2010
  25. Haile Mariam Desalegne - 2010-2012
  26. Berhane Gebre-Christos (acting) - 2012
  27. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus - 2012-present

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Text of the proclamation (accessed 13 July 2010)
  2. ^ "Opposition dismiss new 'one party' Ethiopian government", Sudan Tribune, published 6 October 2010 (accessed 17 November 2010)
  3. ^ From Lorenzo Taezaz's reassignment until 1949, the portfolio of Foreign Affairs was retained by Emperor Haile Selassie

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