Azanawu Tadesse, the newly assigned, Ethiopian ambassador to Egypt, has arrived in Egypt on Saturday, September 1, 2018.
The new ambassador, Azanawu Tadesse, is replacing the former ambassador Taye Atske_ Silassie Amde, who is assigned to serve as Ethiopia’s representative to the United Nations in New York.
After he submitted his papers to Egyptian Foreign Minister, Tadesse is expected to start his regular duties in Cairo.
Prior to his appointment Azanawu Tadesse was serving as Director-General, International Organizations Affairs, in Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He is one of the eight Ambassadors who appointed by Mulatu Teshome, the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has on July 13, 2018.
The relations between Egypt and Ethiopia are going through the best bilateral stages at all levels, said Taye, during a press conference which is held in Egypt, stressing the commitment of the Ethiopian political leadership to Egypt’s interest.
Diplomatic tie between Ethiopia and Egypt which dated back to 1927 is the oldest relation on the African continent and one of the oldest in the world.
Nile, the longest river in the world is a special nature which the two countries share together became one of the vital issues which Ethiopia and Egypt have a great interest in.
The two countries are also working to strengthen their economic tie by expanding their trade and investments in various sectors.
Following the construction of Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is expected to generate 6,000 megawatts electric power, the two countries diplomatic relation, Egypt is concerned that the dam could reduce its quota of 55.5 billion cubic meters of the Nile water.
However, the Ethiopian government maintains that the dam is primarily built to produce electricity and will not harm Sudan and Egypt.
Furthering tensions between the two countries, Ethiopia turned down several requests from Egypt to pause the construction.