East Africa Diplomats Bids Farewell to Ambassador Girma Asmerom

Farewell to Eritrea's seasoned diplomat at the AU and UNECA Ambassador Girma Asmerom. He is the new Eritrean envoy at the UN
Farewell to Eritrea’s seasoned diplomat at the AU and UNECA Ambassador Girma Asmerom. He is now heading to New York as Eritrea’s new Ambassador to the UN

By Eritrean Mission to AU and UNECA,

On 11th February 2014, Ambassadors and Diplomats of the Eastern Africa Region based in Addis Ababa organized a farewell reception in honor of Ambassador Girma Asmerom, Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the African Union and UNECA. 

On the occasion, H.E. Mr. Mull S. Katende Ambassador of Uganda and Dean of the Eastern Africa Region and H.E. Prof. Joseph Nsengimana, Ambassador of Rwanda and Deputy Dean presented a token gift to Ambassador Girma on behalf of the Region.

Moreover, H.E. Mr. Hamadi Meimou, Ambassador of Mauritania and the Chairperson of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of AU, H.E Dr. Andrew Mtetwa, Ambassador of Zimbabwe and Dean of the Southern Africa Region; H.E. Mr. Andrew G. Bangali, Ambassador of Sierra Leone and Deputy Dean of the Western Africa Region also graced the farewell reception with their presence.

On the 4th and 10th of February 2014, Ambassador Girma met with H.E. Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission and Dr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of UNECA, respectively, and thanked them for the cooperation they showed him and the Eritrean Permanent Mission to the AU and ECA.

Having completed his tour of duty as Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the African Union and UNECA, Ambassador Girma Asmerom left Addis Ababa on 14 February 2014.

He will soon assume his new post as the Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the United Nations in New York.

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