Ethiopia: Seyoum Mesfin ‘s letter to china government

Ethiopia: Seyoum Mesfin ‘s letter to china government

Seyoum was the Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs for nearly 20 years, from 1991 until he was replaced after the 2010 parliamentary election. He is also an executive member of the Central Committee of the EPRDF. He was influential in the Eritrean Ethiopian war and on 18 June 2000, Seyoum Mesfin, and his Eritrean counterpart, Haile Woldetensae, signed a peace agreement ending the war. On December 28, 2004, Mesfin made a speech to the UN General Assembly in New York on the policy in the region, in particular the relationship of Ethiopia to Eritrea and Somalia. In 2007, Seyoum indicated that Eritrea had breached the agreements that ended its war and Ethiopia might end all or part of those agreements. He was also a member of the House of Peoples’ Representatives, representing Adigrat

Ethiopian Ambassador to People’s Republic of China[edit]
After leaving the government in 2010, Seyoum was appointed as Ambassador to China.[11] He visited Singapore in December 2012 to potentially set up an Ethio-Singapore Special Economy zone and expand cooperation in aviation.

In 2015, Mesfin was the chief mediator of South Sudan’s IGAD-mediated peace talks. He urged both sides to end hostilities and form a transitional government.[13] He launched the think tank Center for Research, Dialogue & Cooperation (CRDC), a part of the Ministry of Education, on April 12, 2016.

Seyoum, was also Chief Executive Officer of the Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray from 2000 until early 2009. Seyoum served as the Chairman for ten years until 2011 is a member of Management Board of Ethiopian Airlines.

Source: wikipedia & Zehabesha

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