The Embassy of Belarus will be opened in Ethiopia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko told media following the cooperation agreement signing ceremony between the Foreign Ministries of Belarus and Ethiopia in Moscow on 19 October.
According to Igor Petrishenko, the decision to open the Belarusian diplomatic representation was taken by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. “The Ethiopian side was fast in giving its consent to open our embassy,” the diplomat said. He added that the Embassy of Belarus in Ethiopia will open in 2013.
The Ambassador stressed that the embassy would boost Belarusian-Ethiopian all-round cooperation.
Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Russia with concurrent accreditation in Belarus Mr Kasahun Dender Melese, for his part, said that the Ethiopian government is ready to do everything possible for the Belarusian embassy to be opened as soon as possible.
The African Union that unites 54 countries of the continent is headquartered in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The Belarusian embassy in Ethiopia is expected to coordinate the work with all member states of the union.