Melese Alemu, the newly assigned, Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya, has arrived in Nairobi and submitted his credential letter to Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya today March 12, 2019.
The long history of friendly relations between people of the two countries is a symbol for other nations in the region, said Meles, adding that a lot of work is needed in Trade, Investment, Infrastructure, and food security to ensure the benefit these people.
Speaking at the ceremony today in Nairobi, Melese Alem said he is extremely pleased with his appointment as Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya.
He also extends his condolence for Kenyans who lost their lives on Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines plane crash which killed 157 people including 33 Kenyans.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in his part expressed his deep condolences to victims of the recent crash plane in Ethiopia and said that Kenya is keenly interested in its relation with Ethiopia.
Uhuru also said that he and his government would work closely with the Ambassador during their stay in order to enhance the relation between the two countries.
Prior to his appointment as Ambassador, Melese was serving in the position of a spokesperson at Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is now run by Nebyat Getachew.