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New Permanent Representative of Ethiopia Presents Credentials
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
The new Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations, Tekeda Alemu, today presented his credentials to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Tekeda was Minister of State in Ethiopia’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, a post he held since October 2001. For 10 years prior to that, he was Vice-Minister in the Ministry. A career diplomat, he held several posts in the Ministry, including as Head of the African Department (1990–1991) and Acting Head of the Department of International Organizations (1988–1989). Mr. Tekeda headed the Ethiopian delegation at numerous international conferences beginning in 1986.
The new Ambassador penned several publications, including “On the Broader Implications of the Latest Developments in Somalia”, on 8 December 2006, under the aegis of the Japan Institute of International Affairs.
Mr. Tekeda received a doctorate degree in political science from Claremont Graduate School in 1983 and a Master of Arts degree, also in political science, from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1976.
Born on 5 May 1951, he is married with two children.
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